Seq # 901190010

Phlogophora meticulosa (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: April 22, 2022, 9 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Phlogophorini > Genus: Phlogophora > Species: Phlogophora meticulosa
Vernacular names
Agaatvlinder (NL), Angle Shades (EN), La Méticuleuse (FR), Achateule (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 12.




Wingspan: 45–50 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



Hibernates as a larva or as a pupa. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in at least two overlapping generations a year, mainly from May till October, but they have been seen frequently outside this period.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Berberis vulgaris, Humulus lupulus and Centranthus ruber
Host plant (genera):
Rumex, Rubus, Corylus, Betula and Quercus
Herbaceous plants, Shrubs and Deciduous trees

The larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Berberis vulgaris, Urtica, Hupulus humulus, Centranthus ruber, Rumex, Rubus, Corylus, Betula and Quercus.

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