Seq # 903220010

Naenia typica (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 14, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

A rare and widespread species throughout Belgium, observations always in the neighbourhood of water or damp places.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Naenia > Species: Naenia typica
Vernacular names
Splinterstreep (NL), Gothic (EN), La Noctuelle typique (FR), Buchdruckereule (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 10. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds at night. It hibernates as a larva and pupates underground.
They come to light in small numbers and more frequently to sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation from early June till mid August.

Observed on

Herbaceous plants

The larva feeds at night on a wide range of plants , such as: Rumex, Taraxacum, Salix, Malus, Prunus spinosa, Galium etc.

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