Seq # 160415010

Reisseronia tarnierella (Bruand, 1851) Species

Last modified: May 19, 2021, 5:51 p.m.


Discovered new to Belgium in 2021 in LG.


Details

Classification
Family: Psychidae > Subfamily: Epichnopteriginae > Tribus: Epichnopterigini > Genus: Reisseronia > Species: Reisseronia tarnierella
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Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

The species can only be determined on the basis of the genitals. Females are wingless and have no antennae.
It can be confused with Epichnopterix plumella, but the latter is slightly larger.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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Caterpillar

Larvae can be found from July-August towards following spring. They live in rather block-shaped bags, approx. 6-8 mm, consisting of grass and fine plant parts.

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Flight periods

The males fly from April towards early June.