Seq # 901700020

Mesogona oxalina (Hübner, 1803) Species

Last modified: April 16, 2021, 11:29 a.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, once recorded in 1966 in LG.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Mesogona > Species: Mesogona oxalina
Vernacular names
Hoeklijnuil (NL), La Noctuelle de l'Oxalide (FR), Auenwald-Winkeleule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Dufay C. 1967. Deux noctuides nouveaux pour la faune belge. — Lambillionea 66: 55–66. On page 66.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from September till October. They are active at dusk and later come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Salix, Populus and Alnus

The larva lives on various decidious trees like Salix, Populus and Alnus. Hibernates as a larva. Pupation in a sturdy earth cocoon.

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