Seq # 902270130

Lacanobia splendens (Hübner, 1808) Species

Last modified: Feb. 22, 2020, 3:46 p.m.

The first record for our country was on 09 July 2004 (AN). Nowadays still a very rare and local species in Belgium, but it is slowly expanding its range.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Hadenini > Genus: Lacanobia > Subgenus: Diataraxia > Species: Lacanobia splendens
Vernacular names
Moeras-w-uil (NL), Splendid Brocade (EN), La Noctuelle du Thélyptéris (FR), Feuchtwiesen-Kräutereule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Jacobs M. 2005. Lacanobia splendens, a new species for the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). — Phegea 33(3): 83–85. On page 83.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year; from mid May till end of August. They come sparsely to light, but are also reported from sugaring.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Solanum dulcamara
Host plant (genera):
Lactuca, Plantago and Arctium

The larva lives on a variety of marsh plants, like Cicuta virosa, Menyanthes trifoliata, Lysimachia, Solanum dulcamara, Nephrodium thelypteris, Convolvulus arvensis, Plantago, Arctium etc... Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.

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