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Sophronia humerella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Feb. 27, 2024, 10:21 a.m.

This very rare species has not been seen in Belgium for a long time and is thought to be extinct.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Gelechiini > Genus: Sophronia > Species: Sophronia humerella
Vernacular names
Boogpuntmot (NL)
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 19. view page




Wingspan 9–11 mm.

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Specimens in nature

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The larva lives in spun leaves on the host plant. The adults become active in late afternoon and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been seen from late June towards late July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Artemisia campestris

The larvae feed mainly on Artemisia campestris, also on Achillea millefolium, Helichrysum arenarium, Santolina chamaecyparissus, Thymus serpyllum, Pimpinella saxifraga, Peucedanum montanum and Daucus carota.

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In inhabits open habitats, mostly in sandy areas.

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