Seq # 900720010

Heliothis maritima de Graslin, 1855 Species

Last modified: April 16, 2021, 10:17 a.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, only known from the Kempen. Not often recorded.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Heliothinae > Genus: Heliothis > Species: Heliothis maritima
Vernacular names
Heidedaguil (NL), Shoulder-striped Clover (EN), L'Héliothide de la Spergulaire (FR), Warneckes Heidemoor-Sonneneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Derenne F. 1938b. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite) Celama holsatica Sauber et Chloridea maritima subsp. septentrionalis Hoffmeyer. — Lambillionea 38: 94. On page 94.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been recorded from late May till mid August in two generations a year. It is active during the day in sunshine visiting flowers of Calluna and Erica. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Narthecium ossifragum
Host plant (genera):
Calluna and Erica

The larva lives on Calluna vulgaris, Erica tetralix and Spergula. Hibernates as a pupa in a flimsy cocoon on or below the ground.

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