Seq # 901710010

Mniotype adusta (Esper, 1790) Species

Last modified: Sept. 7, 2023, 3:08 p.m.

A rare and local species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the south.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Mniotype > Species: Mniotype adusta
Vernacular names
Adusta-uil (NL), Dark Brocade (EN), La Noctuelle aduste (FR), Rotbraune Waldrandeule (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.




Wingspan: 42–48 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as an fully grown larva in a cocoon underground where it pupates later. The adults come to light and to sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early May till early August in one generation a year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calluna vulgaris and Myrica gale
Host plant (genera):
Silene and Alnus
Herbaceous plants, Grasses and Deciduous trees

The nocturnal larva lives on different trees, bushes, grasses and herbaceous plants like: Silene, Calluna vulgaris, Alnus, Myraca gale etc...

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