Seq # 900410010

Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: June 4, 2024, 10:21 a.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

This species is considered Least Concern according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Metoponiinae > Genus: Panemeria > Species: Panemeria tenebrata
Vernacular names
Dwerghuismoeder (NL), Small Yellow Underwing (EN), La Noctuelle héliaque (FR), Hornkraut-Tageulchen (DE)
Panemeria arbuti (Fabricius, 1775)
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 14.




Wingspan 19–22 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a pupa, sometimes several years, in a cocoon underground.
The adults are active during the day and visiting flowers.

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Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in May and June.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Cerastium and Stellaria

The larva lives on the flowers and seeds of Stellaria and Cerastium, especially Cerastium holosteoides.

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