Seq # 903230030

Noctua interjecta Hübner, 1803 Species

Last modified: Oct. 15, 2022, 4:28 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Noctua > Species: Noctua interjecta
Vernacular names
Kleine huismoeder (NL), Least Yellow Underwing (EN), Le Faux-Casque (FR), Hellbraune Bandeule (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 11. view page




Wingspan: 31–40 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a half-grown larva and pupates underground.
The adults come to light and sometimes on sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, general from late June till the end of August, but very early specimens can be seen already in May and very late specimens occuring sometimes till early October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Filipendula ulmaria and Malva sylvestris
Host plant (genera):
Crataegus and Salix
Shrubs and Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on grasses and a variety of herbaceous plants like: Filipendula ulmaria, Malva sylvestris, Crataegus or Salix.

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