Seq # 250120060

Depressaria discipunctella Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 Species

Last modified: March 5, 2021, 10:23 a.m.

Only known in Belgium from an old record in WV: Ostend, 1864-07-30, 2 specimens, leg. E. Fologne. Probably extinct since long. Also in the neighbouring countries this species seems to have retracted since long.


Family: Depressariidae > Subfamily: Depressariinae > Genus: Depressaria > Species: Depressaria discipunctella
Vernacular names
Sober platlijfje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1864. Lépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge observés par E. Fologne. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 8: 273–276. On page 274. view page




Forewing ground colour brownish grey; five dark brown to blackish dots in the middle of the wing; three brown lines in the apical area.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The egg is oviposited on the flowers or seedheads of the larval hostplant during April–May.
The caterpillar feeds among these flowers and seeds in June and July.
The pupation site is unknown.
The species hibernates in the adult stage.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: from September till April.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Heracleum sphondylium, Angelica sylvestris and Pastinaca sativa

The caterpillar lives on: Heracleum sphondylium, Pastinaca sativa or Angelica sylvestris.

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