Seq # 500740010

Euchromius ocellea (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Sept. 24, 2020, 11:37 a.m.

A very scarce vagrant, seldom recorded and not seen for a very long time.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Crambinae > Tribus: Crambini > Genus: Euchromius > Species: Euchromius ocellea
Vernacular names
Tandmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Vermandel E. 1986. Trekvlinders in 1985, tweede jaarverslag (Lepidoptera). — Phegea 14: 39–48. On page 43.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

Most observations on the continent are from spring and autumn.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Zea mays

The larva feeds on dry vegetable matter, dried goods, cereals and grain products. Also in the roots of Zea mays and Sorghum bicolor were it pupates.

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