Seq # 321150020

Capperia celeusi (Frey, 1886) Species

Last modified: Feb. 3, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

Only known from a very old record from the centre of the country (BR).
The species is still found in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, less than 15 km from the Belgian border in the extreme south-east, a good place to look for this presumed extinct species.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Capperia > Species: Capperia celeusi
Vernacular names
Echte gamandervedermot (NL), Kelheimer Federmotte (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lhomme L. 1935–1946. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de France et de Belgique. Volume II Microlépidoptères. (première partie). — — : 1–487. On page 179.




Wingspan about 17 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

Two short generations a year: end of May to mid-June and again from mid-July to early August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Teucrium chamaedrys

Monophagous on Teucrium chamaedrys.