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Lacanobia thalassina (Hufnagel, 1766) Species

Last modified: Sept. 16, 2023, 12:26 p.m.

A fairly common and local species throughout Belgium.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Hadenini > Genus: Lacanobia > Subgenus: Dianobia > Species: Lacanobia thalassina
Vernacular names
W-uil (NL), Pale-shouldered Brocade (EN), La Noctuelle thalassine (FR), Schwarzstrich-Kräutereule (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 12. view page




Wingspan: 35–38 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva eats at night and hides amongst vegetation during the day. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations from May till late September. The second generation is partial and doesn't occur every year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Populus tremula
Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Salix, Crataegus, Berberis and Lonicera
Herbaceous plants and Deciduous trees

The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants and shrubs like Quercus, Salix, Crataegus, Populus tremula, Berberis and Lonicera.

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