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Gillmeria ochrodactyla (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 16, 2021, 10:19 a.m.

A rather common species in most areas of Belgium.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Gillmeria > Species: Gillmeria ochrodactyla
Vernacular names
Zandvedermot (NL)
Gillmeria tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
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 25. view page




Wingspan: 23–27 mm.
Hind legs ringed, grey-brown and dark brown.
See also G. pallidactyla, hind legs.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larvae hibernates in the roots of the food plant. In spring it mines a young shoot.
Pupation on the stem of the food plant.
The moths are active at dusk and come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid June till early September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Tanacetum vulgare

The larva lives in the stem of Tanacetum vulgare.

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