Seq # 700850005

Polypogon plumigeralis Hübner, 1825 Species

Last modified: Feb. 20, 2022, 12:24 p.m.

This species was mentioned for the first time in Belgium (WV) in 2000. This rare migrant – and perhaps transitory resident – was till 2009 only known for the provinces of WV, OV, HA and AN. After 2009 it was observed throughout Belgium. Nowadays a fairly common species, but mainly in the northern part.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Herminiinae > Genus: Polypogon > Species: Polypogon plumigeralis
Vernacular names
Gepluimde snuituil (NL), Plumed Fan-foot (EN), L'Herminie de la Garance (FR), Steppenheiden-Spannereule (DE)
Polypogon crinalis (Treitschke, 1829)
First mention in Belgium
Vanholder B. & Bolland F. 2002. Pechipogo plumigeralis: een nieuwe soort voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). — Phegea 30(3): 81–83. On page 81.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


This species hibernates as a larva and pupates in plant debris. The moths come to light.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Rubus, Rosa, Cytisus and Hedera

The larva lives mainly on withered leaves of Rosa spp., Cytisus spp. and Hedera helix.

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