Seq # 245060010

Dasycera oliviella (Fabricius, 1794) Species

Last modified: Sept. 6, 2023, 7:18 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium with most observations in the centre of the country.


Family: Oecophoridae > Subfamily: Oecophorinae > Genus: Dasycera > Species: Dasycera oliviella
Vernacular names
Schorsvaandeldrager (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 24. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Pale grey, head capsule brown, prothoracic plate and last abdominal plates darker brown.

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The caterpillars feed under the bark of decaying wood from August, hibernating, till April.
Pupation in dead wood near the larval feeding place.
The adults are active especially during afternoon sunshine and they later come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year from the end of May till August.

Observed on

Dead wood and Lichens

The larva lives under the bark of dying deciduous and pine trees, such like: Corylus, Picea, Pinus, Prunus, Pyrus, Quercus, Robinia, Ulmus, etc... It also feeds on lichens.

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Different kinds of woody habitats, parks, gardens, especially on xerothermic, sandy soils.

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