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Schrankia taenialis (Hübner, 1809) Species

Last modified: Nov. 25, 2021, 2:57 p.m.

A very rare and widespread species in Belgium.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Hypenodinae > Genus: Schrankia > Species: Schrankia taenialis
Vernacular names
Gelijnde micro-uil (NL), White-line Snout (EN), L'Hypénode de la Callune (FR), Breitflügel-Motteneule (DE)
Schrankia albistrigatus (Haworth, 1809)
First mention in Belgium
Breyer A. 1871b. Assemblée mensuelle du 2 septembre 1871. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 14: lxii. On page lxii.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, from June till August. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till October. They come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calluna vulgaris

The biology of the larva is not known with certainty. It is presumed that they live on: Calluna, Erica and Thymus.

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