Seq # 205210010

Glyphipterix bergstraesserella (Fabricius, 1781) Species

Last modified: Nov. 28, 2023, 6:31 p.m.

A very rare and local species in the most eastern part of Belgium.


Family: Glyphipterigidae > Subfamily: Glyphipteriginae > Genus: Glyphipterix > Species: Glyphipterix bergstraesserella
Vernacular names
Breedvleugelparelmot (NL), Hainsimsen-Wippmotte (DE)
Glyphipterix linneella (Linnaeus, 1790)
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 (as linneella). view page




Wingspan 9–13 mm. Head dark beige - dark brown. The central body is dark grey-brown, sometimes with a coppery sheen. Forewings orange-brown, sometimes faintly greenish.
Six whitish spots on the costa, which continue towards the center as silvery streaks or spots. Three whitish spots on dorsum, the middle one is the largest and the one at the tornus is silvery.
Silver spots on the termen. Black scales along costa and dorsum between the white spots. Hindwings brownish, yellowish shiny.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature



The larva bores into the stem where it also pupates.

Flight periods

The adults are on the wing from mid-May towards late July.

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Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Luzula luzuloides.

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It inhabits open woods, woodland edges, roadside verges and rough overgrown clearings in woods and forests.