Seq # 170430010

Triaxomasia caprimulgella (Stainton, 1851) Species

Last modified: June 27, 2023, 2:05 p.m.

First observation for Belgium in 2012 in AN, second in 2019 in LG. A very rare and seldom recorded species in Belgium.


Family: Tineidae > Subfamily: Nemapogoninae > Genus: Triaxomasia > Species: Triaxomasia caprimulgella
Vernacular names
Ivoorkroeskopje (NL), Small Timber Clothes Moth (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Peeters A. 2013b. Triaxomasia caprimulgella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae, Nemapogoninae), nieuw voor de Belgische fauna. — Phegea 41(2): 45–46. On page 45. view page



Flight periods

Imago's are on the wing during June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Fagus sylvatica, Tilia cordata and Acer platanoides
Host plant (genera):
Quercus and Ulmus
Decaying vegetable matter

The larvae feed mainly on decaying wood. Some authors think they also feed possibly on dead insects in cobwebs.

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