Seq # 250110100

Agonopterix curvipunctosa (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Sept. 6, 2023, 8:11 p.m.

A local and very rarely observed species in Belgium, only known from 3 provinces. Nowadays mainly known from a few coastal places in WV.


Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Agonopterix > Species: Agonopterix curvipunctosa
Vernacular names
Waddenkaartmot (NL)
Agonopterix zephyrella (Hübner, 1813)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 18.




Pale green with dorsal and dorsolateral lines darker; head green with conspicuous black ocelli; prothoracic plate green; pinacula pale green.

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The larva spins the leaflets of the foodplant into tubes, often changing to new tubes.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. The adults hide during the day. They become active at night and come to light.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Anthriscus sylvestris, Anthriscus caucalis, Chaerophyllum temulum, Angelica sylvestris, Angelica archangelica and Seseli libanotis

The larva lives on different species of Apiaceae.

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Sand dunes, hedgerows and roadside verges.

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