Seq # 250110170

Agonopterix ocellana (Fabricius, 1775) Species

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A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Agonopterix > Species: Agonopterix ocellana
Vernacular names
Roodvlekkaartmot (NL)
Synonyms
Agonopterix characterella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
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 129. view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar

Green; head and prothoracic plate dark yellow to brown; pinacula black.


Bionomics

Females deposit their eggs in fresh shoots of many different species of Salix trees. The caterpillars spin the leaves together and feed from this shelter. Pupation in a cocoon in the earth.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

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


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Salix

Oligophagous on Salix species.

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Habitat

No specific habitat requirements.

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