Seq # 340030010

Epermenia chaerophyllella (Goeze, 1783) Species

Last modified: July 26, 2019, 12:11 p.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Epermeniidae > Subfamily: Epermeniinae > Tribus: Epermeniini > Genus: Epermenia > Subgenus: Calotripis > Species: Epermenia chaerophyllella
Vernacular names
Mineerborstelmot (NL)
Synonyms
Epermenia testaceella (Hübner, 1813)
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 148.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Mine

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from June till August, and again from October till April of the next year. They hibernate.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Heracleum sphondylium
Host plant (genera):
Pastinaca, Anthricus and Angelica

The larva lives in a slight silken web on the underside of a leaf of Heracleum sphondylium, Pastinaca, Anthriscus or Angelica, causing the upperside to colour brownish. Often, several larvae occupy the same leaf. Pupation takes place in an open network cocoon amongst detritus on the ground.

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