Seq # 901720010

Parastichtis suspecta (Hübner, 1817) Species

Last modified: June 4, 2024, 12:11 p.m.

It is a not-so-common and local species throughout Belgium.

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


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Parastichtis > Species: Parastichtis suspecta
Vernacular names
Populierenuil (NL), Suspected (EN), La Xanthie falote (FR), Pappelkätzcheneule, Die Suspekte (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 44.




Wingspan 26–34 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Overwinters as an egg on the food plant and pupates underground.
The adults come to light and less to sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from June till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Salix and Betula
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives mainly on Betula and possibly also on Salix and on herbaceous plants.

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