Seq # 265700040

Teleiodes vulgella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 14, 2021, 4:22 p.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Litini > Genus: Teleiodes > Species: Teleiodes vulgella
Vernacular names
Gammapalpmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 136.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The larva lives between spun leaves of Crataegus or Prunus spinosa, making a brownish blotch on the surface. It has also been recorded from Juniperus, Sorbus or Cotoneaster horizontalis. Pupation takes place in the larval spinnings, or in a flimsy cocoon on the ground.

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Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in June-July, but sometimes till mid August. They come to light.


Observed on

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

The larva lives on Crataegus or Prunus spinosa.

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