Syncopacma suecicella (Wolff, 1958)

western sober


The larva feeds between spun leaves, “often mining them”.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Genista pilosa.


Fully fed larvae are found in May and June; hibernation probably as larva.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body reddish purple, marbled with grey; pinacula minute, black, ringed grey. Head honey-coloured, with posterolateral black markings. Prothoracic plate, anal plate, and thoracic legs black.


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a).

mod 3.viii.2019