Seq # 210010085

Argyresthia glaucinella Zeller, 1839 Species

Last modified: April 11, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

Observed for the first time in Belgium in 2006. A very rare species and easely confused with some other members of the genus.


Family: Argyresthiidae > Genus: Argyresthia > Subgenus: Argyresthia > Species: Argyresthia glaucinella
Vernacular names
Schorspedaalmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Peeters A. 2007. Argyresthia glaucinella, nieuw voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). — Phegea 35(2): 55–56. On page 55.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in the bark of the food plant.
It pupates in a cocoon within the bark.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: mainly in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Aesculus hippocastanum
Host plant (genera):
Quercus and Betula

The larva lives on Quercus or Aesculus hippocastanum.

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