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Hoplodrina respersa (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2022, 11:17 a.m.

A rare and local species in Belgium with most observations from the limestone area in the south. It occurs in xerothermic stony, rocky places with sparse vegetation.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Caradrinini > Genus: Hoplodrina > Species: Hoplodrina respersa
Vernacular names
Grijze stofuil (NL), Sprinkled Rustic (EN), La Noctuelle arrosée (FR), Graue Felsflur-Staubeule (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 95.




Wingspan: 30–34 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a larva. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from mid June till mid-August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Helianthemum nummularium and Leucanthemum vulgare
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous low plants, but with a strong preference for Helianthemum nummularium orLeucanthemum vulgare.

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