Seq # 250110010

Agonopterix alstromeriana (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: May 12, 2022, 5:40 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Agonopterix > Species: Agonopterix alstromeriana
Vernacular names
Blauwvlekkaartmot (NL), Weißer Plattleibfalter (DE)
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 (as Haemilis alstroemerella). view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bright green with darker dorsal and dorso-lateral lines, head yellowish green with some black dots on each side, prothoracic plate green, pinacula black.

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The caterpillar feeds in leaflets rolled upwards into tubes, later sometimes among fruits and flowers.
It pupates amongst detritius or in the earth in the vicinity of the foodplant.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. The adults look for shelter in dense cover, outhouses, etc. They are mainly active during the night and occasionally come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: from late July, hibernating till May of the next year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Conium maculatum

Monophagous on Conium maculatum.

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Roadsides, waste ground, ruderal places, marshes and riversides.

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