Seq # 190170080

Yponomeuta sedella Treitschke, 1832 Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Rather common in many areas of Belgium.


Family: Yponomeutidae > Subfamily: Yponomeutinae > Genus: Yponomeuta > Species: Yponomeuta sedella
Vernacular names
Hemelsleutelstippelmot (NL)
Yponomeuta vigintipunctata (Retzius, 1783)
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 23. view page




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Specimens in nature


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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations; from end of April till May, and again during July and August. In Belgium most specimens have been observed in July. They occasionally come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sedum telephium

The larvae live gregariously in a slight web, on the leaves of Sedum telephium and related cultivars, possibly also on other plants. Pupation in a cocoon amongst leaf-litter or spun up under a flower-head of the foodplant.

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