Seq # 245070020

Denisia augustella (Hübner, 1796) Species

Last modified: Nov. 29, 2022, 3:15 p.m.

Only recorded once in AN in the beginning of the 20th century. Identification should be checked because of possible confusion with other Denisia species.
Rediscovered again in 2022 in LI.


Family: Oecophoridae > Subfamily: Oecophorinae > Genus: Denisia > Species: Denisia augustella
Vernacular names
Quasistamgastje (NL), Bunter Zwerg-Totholzfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 7.




All existing information on the biology of this species is preliminary since the great similarity with other *Denisia" species.
The caterpillar lives in a silken tube behind the bark of several living tree species.
The adults rest during the day on tree trunks, flies both during the day and at night and later comes to light.

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Flight periods

One generation per year during May and June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Juglans regia
Host plant (genera):
Malus, Pyrus, Ulmus, Quercus, Populus, Salix, Tilia and Acer

The caterpillars live under the bark of various deciduous trees like Malus, Pyrus, Ulmus, Quercus, Juglans, Populus, Salix, Tilia, Acer and Ceratonia.

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Found in deciduous forest, parks, avenues with thick-stemmed trees.

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