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Agrotera nemoralis (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: April 25, 2020, 11:18 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Spilomelinae > Tribus: Agroterini > Genus: Agrotera > Species: Agrotera nemoralis
Vernacular names
Haagbeukmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 19. view page




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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from May till July. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carpinus betulus

The larva, when young, lives in a slight web on the underside of a leaf of Carpinus. Later, it spins two leaves together. It overwinters in a cocoon spun in a partially cut and folded section of a leaf. Pupation takes place in the cocoon which falls from the tree in winter. The species has also been observed on Betula and Castanea.

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