Seq # 265510070

Caryocolum marmorea (Haworth, 1828) Species

Last modified: April 11, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

A very rare species in the northern part of Belgium.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Gnorimoschemini > Genus: Caryocolum > Species: Caryocolum marmorea
Vernacular names
Oranje kustmot (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 137.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds during the spring in a tube made from silk, on the lower leaves of the food plants.
Pupation in a cocoon in the sand.
They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from June till August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cerastium fontanum

The larva lives on the leaves of Cerastium fontanum, C. semidecandrum and Silene otites.

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