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Caradrina kadenii (Freyer, 1836) Species

Last modified: Nov. 9, 2023, 4:21 p.m.

The first observation of this xerothermic species in Belgium was on 08 July 2006 in the province of WV.
During 2007 there were about 10 different observations in 5 new localities. Around 2010 more and more observations in our country became known.
The species is extending its range northwards, especially in the western part (France, Switzerland) and is recently discovered in the UK (2002), Germany (2002) and in The Netherlands (2006). During autumn 2005 there were several observations not far (35 km) from the Belgian border in France.
Nowadays it is a fairly common species throughout Belgium, more observed in the northern part.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Caradrinini > Genus: Caradrina > Subgenus: Platyperigea > Species: Caradrina kadenii
Vernacular names
Kadeni-stofuil (NL), Clancy's Rustic (EN), La Caradrine rouillée (FR), Kadens Staubeule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Snyers C. & De Prins W. 2008. Platyperigea kadenii (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), nieuw voor de Belgische fauna. — Phegea 36(3): 91–94. On page 91 (as Platyperigea kadenii (Freyer, 1836)). view page




Wingspan: 28–30 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature




The polyphagous larva lives on various herbaceous plants. Hibernates as a larva.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from early June till October.

Observed on

Herbaceous plants

The larvae feed on different kind of herbaceous plants.

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