Seq # 440010010

Heteropterus morpheus (Pallas, 1771) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:36 a.m.


The only Belgian locality is situated in the province of Limburg, but the species has not been observed there lately. Probably extinct in Belgium!


Details

Classification
Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Heteropterinae > Genus: Heteropterus > Species: Heteropterus morpheus
Vernacular names
Spiegeldikkopje (NL), Large Chequered Skipper (EN), Miroir (FR), Spiegelfleck-Dickkopffalter (DE)
Synonyms
Heteropterus aracinthus (Fabricius, 1777)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1870a. Communication à l'Assemblée mensuelle du 8 mai 1870. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 13: xxv–xxviii. On page xxvii.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly from mid June till the end of July.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Molinia caerulea

The larva lives on several species of Poaceae, especially on Molinia caerulea.

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