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Gelechia senticetella (Staudinger, 1859) Species

Last modified: March 12, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

First observation for Belgium in 1986 in Niel (AN). A fairly common species in the northern part of Belgium, elsewhere rare. The species is supposed to have been imported with its food plant.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Gelechiini > Genus: Gelechia > Species: Gelechia senticetella
Vernacular names
Zwarte haakpalpmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1989. Enkele soorten Microlepidoptera nieuw voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Opostegidae, Ochsenheimeriidae, Coleophoridae, Gelechiidae, Cochylidae, Pterophoridae). — Phegea 17(2): 49–52. On page 50.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Juniperus communis
Host plant (genera):
Cupressus and Thuja

The larva lives on: Juniperus communis, Cupressus and also on Thuja.

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