Seq # 250110250

Agonopterix yeatiana (Fabricius, 1781) Species

Last modified: March 5, 2021, 10:08 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium. Easily confused with some members of the same genus.


Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Agonopterix > Species: Agonopterix yeatiana
Vernacular names
Peenkaartmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1864. Lépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge observés par E. Fologne. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 8: 273–276. On page 274. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Green; head and prothoracic plate black; pinacula green.

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The caterpillar rolls the leaves into tubes. Occasionally it has been observed to feed on the flowers.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. The adults hide during the day. The become active at night and come to light.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Oenanthe crocata, Peucedanum palustre, Daucus carota, Silaum silaus, Chaerophyllum temulum and Apium graveolens

The larva lives on several species of Apiaceae.

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Grassland, meadows and open areas, mainly in coastal areas.

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