Seq # 490310060

Acrobasis sodalella Zeller, 1848 Species

Last modified: Jan. 20, 2021, 5:35 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, not often recorded. Can be easily confused with Acrobasis consociella.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Acrobasis > Species: Acrobasis sodalella
Vernacular names
Stoffige eikenlichtmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Dufrane A. 1907. Note sur quelques lépidoptères belges. — Revue de la Société entomologique namuroise 7: 14–15. On page 15.




Acrobasis sodalella generally seems to be somewhat larger and more vividly colored and marked than the very similar A. consociella.

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The caterpillar can be easily distinguished from A. consociella. The head and neck-shield are strongly spotted with black (in A. consociella 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). Abdomen with sharp dark longitudinal lines. The caterpillars live in groups in relatively large, tightly woven nests, each in its own twisted tube.

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