Seq # 205300010

Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864) Species

Last modified: Oct. 22, 2021, 9:40 a.m.

This Asian species was first recorded in Belgium in 2011 in OV.
At the time, these were adventive specimens that were found in a shop where the foodplant was for sale. It has since then been shown that this species can reproduce in gardens with ponds where the foodplant is present.


Family: Glyphipterigidae > Subfamily: Glyphipteriginae > Genus: Lepidotarphius > Species: Lepidotarphius perornatella
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Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


When disturbed, both sexes show a conspicuous rapid waving with the hind legs. This very obvious behaviour can continue for 5 or more minutes.

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Flight periods

The diurnal moths are on the wing from late May towards September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Acorus calamus

The larva lives only on Acorus calamus.

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Ponds, swamps where the foodplant occurs, even in small quantities.

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