Seq # 700410020

Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Arctiinae > Tribus: Arctiini > Genus: Spilosoma > Species: Spilosoma lutea
Vernacular names
Gele tijger (NL), Buff Ermine (EN), l'Ecaille Lièvre (FR), Gelber Fleckleibbär (DE)
Synonyms
Spilosoma lubricipeda sensu auct.
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 29.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly from late April till late August in one generation a year. Rarely a partial second generation occurs during September. They come to light.


Observed on

Substrates:
Herbaceous plants, Deciduous trees and Shrubs

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Lonicera, Urtica, Betula and Humulus lupulus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

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