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Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840) Species

Last modified: June 9, 2022, 4:33 p.m.

A very rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Plutellidae > Genus: Eidophasia > Species: Eidophasia messingiella
Vernacular names
Kruidkersmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1860. Lépidoptères et chenilles observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 108–112. On page 111.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larvae bores through a shoot of the host plant and making holes in the leaves. Later it feeds on the underside of a leaf.
Pupation in an open network cocoon on the food plant or amongst detritus on the ground.
The moths come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cardamine amara and Cardaria draba

The larvae lives on Cardaria draba and Cardamine amara.

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