Seq # 901600030

Cosmia pyralina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

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


A fairly common species throughout Belgium. Numbers can fluctuate heavily from year to year.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Cosmia > Subgenus: Nemus > Species: Cosmia pyralina
Vernacular names
Maanuiltje (NL), Lunar-spotted Pinion (EN), La Cosmie pyraline (FR), Violettbraune Ulmeneule (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 13.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The larva lives between spun leaves. Hibernates as an egg. Pupation in a cocoon among debris. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early June till late August, with a peak around end June and beginning of July.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):
Ulmus, Crataegus and Malus
Substrates:
Deciduous trees and Shrubs

The larva lives on Ulmus, but also on other deciduous trees and shrubs such as Crataegus, Prunus spinosa and Malus.

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