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Tyta luctuosa (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: June 18, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the south.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Metoponiinae > Genus: Tyta > Species: Tyta luctuosa
Vernacular names
Akkerwinde-uil (NL), Four-spotted (EN), La Noctuelle en deuil (FR), Ackerwinden-Trauereule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 14.




Wingspan: 21–26 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives on the buds and flowers of the host plant.
Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon just beneath the soil surface.
The adults are active towards dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late April till late August in two generations.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Convolvulus arvensis

The larva lives Convolvulus arvensis.

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