Seq # 490910010

Endotricha flammealis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Feb. 14, 2022, 10:02 a.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Pyralinae > Tribus: Endotrichini > Genus: Endotricha > Species: Endotricha flammealis
Vernacular names
Strooiselmot (NL), Flamme (FR), Geflammter Kleinzünsler (DE)
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. view page




Wingspan: 18 - 23 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature



The egg is laid on the axils of the flowers and stalks of the host plant. The young larva lives in a chamber divided into 3 to 5 compartments spun on the underside of a leaf. In later stages it lives on decaying leaves on the ground, feeding in mild weather throughout the winter.
Pupation in a cocoon attached to a dead leaf on the ground.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May till the end of October but most specimens are on the wing from late June till half August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lotus uliginosus

The larva lives on Lotus uliginosus, but probably also on other foodplants, like: Corylus, Quercus, Salix, Carpinus, Ligustrum or Agrimonium.

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