Seq # 270420010

Chrysoclista lathamella (Fletcher T., 1936) Species

Last modified: March 19, 2021, 10:54 a.m.

First observation at the beginning of the 19th century (NA). The second observation was only in 2018 (AN),and third observation in 2019 (LX). Needless to say, this is an extremely rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Elachistidae > Subfamily: Parametriotinae > Genus: Chrysoclista > Species: Chrysoclista lathamella
Vernacular names
Donkere klinknagelmot (NL)
Chrysoclista bimaculella (Haworth, 1828), nec (Schrank, 1802)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1906a. Catalogue raisonné des Microlépidoptères de Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société entomologique de Belgique XIII: 1–172; XIV: 1–155. On page 64.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Very little is known about the pre-imaginal stages. The eggs are presumably laid on the bark of Salix trees, but neither the larva nor the pupa are described.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: from June till August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix alba, Salix caprea, Salix cinerea and Salix fragilis

Several species of Salix.

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