Seq # 490310020

Acrobasis consociella (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: Jan. 20, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

A rather common species in most areas of Belgium, especially in the Kempen region and the eastern part of the country.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Acrobasis > Species: Acrobasis consociella
Vernacular names
Eikentopspinselmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 104.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The head and neck-shield are yellowish, the neck-shield much less spotted, on the head only 1-2 blackish spots in front on each half.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late June towards late August, occasionally there is a small second emergence from early September till early October. They are active at dusk and later come to light and sugar.

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Host plant (genera):

The larvae live gregariously in a conspicuous spun web over the leaves of several Quercus species, preferably on saplings. Pupation in the feeding place.

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