Seq # 250110050

Agonopterix atomella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 22, 2022, 4:40 p.m.

A few recordings in the 19th century and than no sightings anymore till 2021, when the species was found again in NA.


Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Agonopterix > Species: Agonopterix atomella
Vernacular names
Heidebremkaartmot (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 128. view page




Green with dorsal and dorso-lateral lines darker; head and thoracic plate pale brown; pinacula black.

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The larva spins some leaves into a tube along the stem or in spun shoots.
Pupation among detritus.
Adults are rarely observed. They are active at night and hardly come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: May–August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Genista tinctoria, Genista anglica and Genista pilosa

Oligophagous on Genista species.

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Rough, grassy places where the foodplant grows.

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