Seq # 900070020

Plusia putnami (Grote, 1873) Species

Last modified: April 16, 2021, 9:41 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, nowadays mainly restricted to the Kempen.
A species that is very often confused with the more common Plusia festucae.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Plusiinae > Tribus: Plusiini > Genus: Plusia > Species: Plusia putnami
Vernacular names
Moerasgoudvenstertje (NL), Lempke's Gold Spot (EN), La Plusie des Laîches, la Plusie des marais (FR), Zierliche Röhricht-Goldeule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Janssen A. 1969. Nieuwe vlindersoorten voor België. — Schakel 7: 53. On page 53.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon, spun among the food plant. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from late May till late September. The second generation is partial.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Holcus and Calamagrostis

The larva lives on several grasses including Calamagrostis epigejos, Calamagrostis canescens and Holcus lanatus.

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