Seq # 902250110

Hadena albimacula (Borkhausen, 1792) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 11:51 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium nowadays (since 1980).

This species is considered Critically Endangered according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Hadenini > Genus: Hadena > Subgenus: Hadena > Species: Hadena albimacula
Vernacular names
Witvlek-silene-uil (NL), White Spot (EN), La Noctuelle parée (FR), Weißgefleckte Nelkeneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1857a. Catalogue des Insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 1: 1–111. On page 91.




Wingspan 30–38 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives on the seed capsules of his host plant.
It Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
The adults comes to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from May till mid-July. Sometimes a partial second generation can occurs during August till mid-September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Silene nutans

The larva lives on Silene nutans.

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