Seq # 265210010

Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Observed in many areas in Belgium, but never frequent.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Apatetrinae > Tribus: Apatetrini > Genus: Chrysoesthia > Species: Chrysoesthia drurella
Vernacular names
Gloriemot (NL)
Chrysoesthia hermannella sensu auct.
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 25.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed during May and June and again from late July till September.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Chenopodium and Atriplex

The larva makes a mine in the leaves of Chenopodium and Atriplex species. The gallery is sometimes contorted to such an extent that a blotch mine is formed. The larvae of the autumn generation hibernate full-fed in a cocoon which it leaves before pupating. Pupation in detritus at ground level. Larvae of the spring generation do not form a cocoon.

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