Seq # 362920045

Dichrorampha consortana (Stephens, 1852) Species

Last modified: Jan. 9, 2023, 2:24 p.m.

A very rare species and for the first time recorded from Belgium in 2019 (LX).


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Dichrorampha > Species: Dichrorampha consortana
Vernacular names
Zilverwortelmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Wullaert S. 2021. Resultaten van de Werkgroep Bladmineerders uit 2019 en 2020 met meldingen van 9 nieuwe soorten voor de Belgische fauna (Elachistidae, Cosmopterigidae, Gelechiidae, Noctuidae, Tineidae en Tortricidae) — Phegea 49(3): 109–124. On page 119.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Pale yellow; head and prothoracic plate light brown with dark brown spots; pinacula grey.

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The larva bores in the stem of the foodplant causing a weak gall and limiting the growth of the stem. It starts below and bores upwards reach the flower flower bud. The species hibernates in the larval stage. Pupation in a web in the feeding place or in a cocoon in the soil.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: from late-June till mid-August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Leucanthemum vulgare


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