Seq # 321290010

Wheeleria spilodactylus (Curtis, 1827) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2021, 9:59 a.m.

Only known from a record in the 19th century. Might not belong to the Belgian fauna.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Wheeleria > Species: Wheeleria spilodactylus
Vernacular names
Malrovevedermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 25. view page




Wingspan: 20 –25 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The caterpillar lives on the flowers and seeds.
Pupation on the underside of a leaf or along the stem of the food plant.

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Flight periods

One or two, difficult to separate, generations a year: from April to October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Marrubium vulgare

Monophagous on: Marrubium vulgare, though there are records that it also would live on the closely related Ballota nigra.

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