Seq # 250110090

Agonopterix conterminella (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: Aug. 10, 2023, 8:21 p.m.

A local and rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Agonopterix > Species: Agonopterix conterminella
Vernacular names
Wilgenkaartmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1904d. Lépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 4: 47. On page 47.




The difference between Agonopterix conterminella and A. liturosa is not always easy. The best individual feature is the coloring of the tegulae and forewing basal field: predominantly light in A. conterminella and predominantly dark in A. liturosa, although control of the genitals is necessary in dubious or worn-out specimens.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Pale green; head yellowish brown; prothoracic plate light green; pinacula black.

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Pupation amongst detritus or in a cocoon in the earth.
The adults hide during the day. They become active at night and occasionally come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: from late June till September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix fragilis, Salix alba, Salix triandra, Salix viminalis, Salix caprea, Salix cinerea, Salix aurita and Salix repens
Host plant (genera):

Many different species of Salix.

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Woodland, fens, marshes, river valleys.

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