Seq # 500120020

Sitochroa verticalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 20, 2022, 12:19 p.m.

A rare and local species in Belgium, with most observations in the great area between Antwerp and Brussels.
The species is known to migrate.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Sitochroa > Species: Sitochroa verticalis
Vernacular names
Fijne golfbandmot (NL)
Sitochroa cinctalis (Treitschke, 1829)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E., Sauveur J., Colbeau J. & Peteau A. 1861. Compte rendu d'une excursion entomologique faite aux environs de Dinant et de Rochefort au mois de juillet 1860. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 5: 12–32. On page 13 (as cinctalis). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hinbernates in a hibernaculum and pupates the following spring. Easily disturbed by day. They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have mainly been observed in June and July and sometimes a partial second generation occurs during August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cirsium arvense and Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Host plant (genera):
Cytisus, Atriplex, Teucrium and Rumex

The larva feed on a variety of herbaceous plants including Cirsium arvense, Atriplex, Rumex, Teucrium, Diplotaxis tenuifolia and Cytisus.

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