Seq # 205210070

Glyphipterix schoenicolella Boyd, 1859 Species

Last modified: April 11, 2021, 10 a.m.

This species has not been seen in Belgium for a long time. Maybe underrecorded because the species can often hardly be distinguished from Glyphipterix simpliciella.


Family: Glyphipterigidae > Subfamily: Glyphipteriginae > Genus: Glyphipterix > Species: Glyphipterix schoenicolella
Vernacular names
Knopbiesparelmot (NL), Englischer Rundstirnfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1983a. Systematische naamlijst van de Belgische Lepidoptera. — Entomobrochure 4: 1–57. On page 15.




Not easy to distinguish from G. simpliciella. The fringes of the hind wings have white tips and eventually turn completely white towards the body. This seems to be the most reliable external characteristic. However, the habitat helps decisively in the determination of the moths: Glyphipterix schoenicolella is a resident of rushes (Schoenus) of wet meadows that are at least temporarily under water.

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Host plant (species):
Schoenus nigricans
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