Seq # 265020050

Aproaerema larseniella (Gozmány, 1957) Species

Last modified: March 1, 2023, 3:50 p.m.

A rare species regularly encountered in many parts of Belgium. The commonest member of this genus.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Anacampsinae > Tribus: Anacampsini > Genus: Aproaerema > Species: Aproaerema larseniella
Vernacular names
Bandpalpmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Van Daele E. & Pelerents C. 1969. Synthèse des observations effectuées pendant quatre années sur les lépidoptères nocturnes de la région horticole gantoise. — Mededelingen Rijksfaculteit Landbouwwetenschappen Gent 34: 31–56. On page 39.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in a spinning between the leaves of the food plant.
Pupation in a reddish brown silken cocoon.
The adults become active during late afternoon sun above their food plants and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from end of May till July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lotus uliginosus

The larva feeds on Lotus corniculatus or Lotus uliginosus.

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