Seq # 900310010

Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 20, 2020, 7:14 p.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Acronictinae > Genus: Acronicta > Subgenus: Acronicta > Species: Acronicta aceris
Vernacular names
Bont schaapje (NL), Sycamore (EN), La Noctuelle de l'Erable (FR), Ahorn-Rindeneule (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 10.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Bionomics

The larva lives mainly on Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer campestre, but has also been observed on Aesculus hippocastanum, Betula and Quercus. Hibernates, sometimes more than once, as a pupa in a double-layered cocoon in a bark crevice or among leaf litter or moss. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from early May till mid August.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Aesculus hippocastanum, Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer campestre
Host plant (genera):
Betula and Quercus

The larva lives mainly on Acer. Also reported and observed on Aesculus hippocastanum, Betula and Quercus.

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