Seq # 410110230

Zygaena lonicerae (Scheven, 1777) Species

Last modified: Feb. 26, 2023, 2:18 p.m.

A very rare and local species in the southern part of Belgium.


Family: Zygaenidae > Subfamily: Zygaeninae > Genus: Zygaena > Subgenus: Zygaena > Species: Zygaena lonicerae
Vernacular names
Valse vijfvlek-sint-jansvlinder (NL), Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet (EN), La Zygaena lonicerae (FR), Hornklee Widderchen (DE)
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 23 (as Zygoena [sic] Lonicerae). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Cocoon detached on the stems of grasses.

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They are active during the day and visiting different flowers like Scabiosa, Knautia, Cirsium and Centaurea.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from end of June towards end of July in one generation.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Trifolium pratense, Trifolium repens, Trifolium montanum, Lathyrus pratensis, Lathyrus montanus, Onobrychis viciifolia, Lotus corniculatus, Lotus uliginosus and Vicia sylvatica
Host plant (genera):
Trifolium and Lathyrus

The larva lives on different species of Trifolium and Lathyrus.

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