Seq # 321150040

Capperia loranus (Fuchs, 1895) Species

Last modified: April 8, 2021, 11 a.m.

An extremely rare and local species in Belgium, only known from the southermost province LX. Nowadays more than likely extinct in our country.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Capperia > Species: Capperia loranus
Vernacular names
Trosgamandervedermot (NL)
Capperia fletcheri sensu Janmoulle, 1957, nec Adamczewski, 1951
First mention in Belgium
Gibeaux C. 1991. Etude des Pterophoridae (19e note). Description d'un pterophore normand : Capperia sequanensis n. sp. (Lep. Pterophoridae). — Entomologica Gallica 2: 73–74. On page 74.




Wingspan: 14 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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Flight periods

Two generations a year: end of May to yearly June and again in July–August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Teucrium botrys

The biology is insufficiently known; the larva is supposed to be monophagous on Teucrium botrys.

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