Seq # 500270010

Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847 Species

Last modified: Aug. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

An species imported with greenhouse crops which escaped to nature and can survive when winters are not too cold. First recorded at 12 August 1998 at Wachtebeke (OV). Hitherto (2003) reported from 4 Belgian provinces only, but a steady spread is to be expected. Recently (2005) recorded for Brabant, which make the fifth province. In 2006 recorded in West-Vlaanderen.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Spilomelinae > Genus: Duponchelia > Species: Duponchelia fovealis
Vernacular names
Duponcheliamot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Faquaet M. 2000. Duponchelia fovealis, een nieuwe soort voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). — Phegea 28(): 13–14. On page 13.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The few Belgian specimens recorded from nature were all caught between June and August and a very late one in October.

Observed on


The larva lives on a great variety of foodplants. It is extremely polyphagous.

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