Seq # 901040030

Athetis hospes (Freyer, 1831) Species

Last modified: Oct. 9, 2020, 10:43 a.m.


A recent arrival in Belgium (1996), hitherto only a handfull of observations in different provinces.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Caradrinini > Genus: Athetis > Subgenus: Proxenus > Species: Athetis hospes
Vernacular names
Vale stofuil (NL), Porter's Rustic (EN), L'Hydrille domestique (FR), Mittelmeer-Staubeule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Vanholder B. 1997. Trekvlinders in 1996, dertiende jaarverslag (Lepidoptera). — Phegea 25: 41–64. On page 59.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; during May and June and again in August till late October. They come to light and sugar.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Plantago
Substrates:
Herbaceous plants

The larva feeds on different species of herbaceous plants like Plantago. Hibernates as a larva.

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