Seq # 900720030

Heliothis peltigera (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Oct. 16, 2023, 4:38 p.m.

A widespread but rare immigrant in Belgium. Numbers vary much over the years.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Heliothinae > Genus: Heliothis > Species: Heliothis peltigera
Vernacular names
Vlekdaguil (NL), Bordered Straw (EN), La Noctuelle peltigère (FR), Bilsenkraut-Blüteneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 14 (as Heliothis peltigera Wv.). view page


A widespread but rare migrant in Belgium. Numbers vary much over the years.



Wingspan: 34–42 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The species is not be able to overwinter. They can be seen during the day visiting flowers. They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been recorded from May till early October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Senecio viscosus, Calendula officinalis, Atropa belladonna and Salvia pratensis
Host plant (genera):
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants like: Atropa belladonna, Salvia pratensis, Ononis spinosa, Calendula etc...

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