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Nola aerugula (Hübner, 1793) Species

Last modified: Dec. 23, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

A rather rare species throughout Belgium, mainly observed in the Kempen.


Family: Nolidae > Subfamily: Nolinae > Genus: Nola > Species: Nola aerugula
Vernacular names
Licht visstaartje (NL), Scarce Black Arches (EN), La Nole ravaudée (FR), Birkenmoor-Kleinbärchen (DE)
Nola centonalis (Hübner, 1796) and Nola cristulalis sensu auct.
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 20.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a larva and pupates in a cocoon among plant debris or near the base on the food plants.

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Flight periods

The adults fly usually in one generation a year; from mid June till end of August. Very rarely, a partial second generation occurs from September till well into October. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Trifolium, Lotus and Medicago

The larva lives on: Lotus corniculatus and Trifolium but also reported on: Betula and Populus tremula.

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