Seq # 340030030

Epermenia illigerella (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: Jan. 6, 2023, 6:39 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium. Discovered again in LX in 2012 after al long period with no observations.


Family: Epermeniidae > Subfamily: Epermeniinae > Tribus: Epermeniini > Genus: Epermenia > Subgenus: Calotripis > Species: Epermenia illigerella
Vernacular names
Oranje borstelmot (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 148.




Wingspan: 12–15 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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Flight periods

The moths are on the wing in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Angelica and Aegodopium

They live only on Aegopodium podagraria.

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