Seq # 490510010

Pyla fusca (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 11:01 a.m.

A rather rare species throughout Belgium, mainly observed in the Kempen region and in the southeastern part.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Pyla > Species: Pyla fusca
Vernacular names
Grijze heidelichtmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1896a. Assemblée mensuelle du 4 avril 1896. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 40: 149. On page 149.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in July and August. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Erica and Vaccinium

The larva lives mainly on Erica, Calluna, but has also been recorded on Vaccinium myrtillus, Salix and Betula.

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