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Emmelina monodactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: April 17, 2020, 8:04 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium. The most common species of this family.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Emmelina > Species: Emmelina monodactyla
Vernacular names
Windevedermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 160 (as pterodaetylus). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



The larva lives preferably on the young shoots of its foodplant. Pupation away from the foodplant, often on a fence.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. Adults are active at dusk and come to light. They can easily be disturbed from the foliage during daytime.

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Flight periods

One or two generations a year: from September till April. Specimens have been observed in all months of the year. It is not known whether there is one generation per year or perhaps a second generation occurs in summertime.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calystegia sepium, Convolvulus arvensis and Calystegia soldanella
Host plant (genera):
Atriplex and Chenopodium

The main hostplant is Calystegia sepium, but the larvae have been observed on other herbaceous plants as well.

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