Seq # 490310030

Acrobasis marmorea (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 2:04 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the Kempen region and the southern part of the country.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Acrobasis > Species: Acrobasis marmorea
Vernacular names
Hoekige mutsjeslichtmot (NL)
Acrobasis epelydella (Zeller, 1839)
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 105.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in July and August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa

The larva lives in a slight silken tube spun on the underside of a twig of Prunus spinosa, also on Crataegus or Sorbus. Pupation takes places inside the tube.

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