Seq # 321240015

Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847) Species

Last modified: Nov. 19, 2021, 4:59 p.m.

A very local and very rare species in Belgium, hitherto only known from WV.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Oxyptilus > Species: Oxyptilus distans
Vernacular names
Streepzaadvedermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Anonymous 1902. Varia. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 2: 4, 12. On page 4.




Wingspan 15–22mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva of the first generation feeds in the central parts and on the flowers of its food plant.
The larva of the second generation feeds on the flowers.
Pupation on flowers, leaves or shoots of the food plant. The pupal stage is only 10 days.
The adults are mainly active in the evening and just after dark.

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Flight periods

Two generations a year: in April–June and again from July to September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Crepis capillaris, Crepis tectorum, Hieracium pilosella, Hieracium amplexicaule, Sonchus asper, Sonchus arvensis, Cichorium intybus and Picris hieracioides

Mainly on species of Crepis and Hieracium, but also recorded abroad from many other Asteraceae.

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