Seq # 270410020

Blastodacna hellerella (Duponchel, 1838) Species

Last modified: Jan. 28, 2020, 10:08 a.m.


A very rare species throughout Belgium. Easily confused with Blastodacna atra.


Details

Classification
Family: Elachistidae > Subfamily: Parametriotinae > Genus: Blastodacna > Species: Blastodacna hellerella
Vernacular names
Meidoornkwastmot (NL)
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 149. view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The larva bores into the berries of several Rosaceae. Pupation in a white loose cocoon in rotten wood or in the soil. The adults come to light

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Flight periods

One generation a year: from late May till August.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus laevigata, Prunus spinosa and Prunus domestica

Mainly on Crataegus, but also on other Rosaceae.

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Habitat

Mainly places where Crataegus grows.

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