Seq # 500270010

Diasemia reticularis (Linnaeus, 1761) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2023, 4:31 p.m.

A scarce migrant in Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Spilomelinae > Tribus: Nomophilini > Genus: Diasemia > Species: Diasemia reticularis
Vernacular names
Zwerfstreepmot (NL), Lettered China-mark (EN)
Diasemia litterata (Scopoli, 1763)
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 19 (as litteralis). view page


A scarce migrant in Belgium.



Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from June till August. They are easily disturbed by day. The imago flies in the afternoon sunshine and comes occasionally to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Plantago, Hieracium and Picris

Little is known about the life cycle. The larva feeds on: Picris, Plantago, Hieracium and Cichorium.

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