Seq # 265710020

Teleiopsis rosalbella (Fologne, 1862) Species

Last modified: March 3, 2024, 10:40 a.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, hitherto known only from NA and only found on calcareous soils.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Litini > Genus: Teleiopsis > Species: Teleiopsis rosalbella
Vernacular names
Vale gordelpalpmot (NL), Rosafarbiger Palpenfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1862b. Observations sur quelques Lépidoptères observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 6: 161–169. On page 167. view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Larvae can be found from April to August. Mining larvae are light brown, later instars have a uniform pale green to yellowish abdomen with a yellowish head and prothoracic plate.


Early instars make a small corridor, that widens abruptly into a small full-depth blotch. A lot of frass in the corridor, but none in the blotch. Later instars live free in the upwards rolled leaf margin. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from June till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Rumex scutatus

The monophagous larva lives on Rumex scutatus.