Seq # 230010010

Scythropia crataegella (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: Oct. 11, 2019, 7:56 a.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Scythropiidae > Genus: Scythropia > Species: Scythropia crataegella
Vernacular names
Doornspinnertje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 24.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Mine


Cocoon/pupa


Bionomics

The larva lives at first inside a leaf of usually Crataegus, later on under a silken web. The moths come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly onwards from mid May towards July, but a partial second generation can occur in favourable years in August and September.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):
Crataegus and Cotoneaster

The larva lives on Crataegus, but it has also been recorded from Prunus spinosa and Cotoneaster.

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