Seq # 901510130

Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2022, 3:56 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium, mainly known from the southern areas.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Agrochola > Subgenus: Anchoscelis > Species: Agrochola litura
Vernacular names
Zwartgevlekte herfstuil (NL), Brown-spot Pinion (EN), La Xanthie liturée (FR), Schwarzgefleckte Herbsteule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 178.




Wingspan: 28–35 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as an egg. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early September till the end of October in one generation a year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Filipendula ulmaria
Host plant (genera):
Rumex, Salix, Quercus, Crataegus and Silene
Herbaceous plants and Deciduous trees

The larva lives on a variety of deciduous trees and herbaceous plants like: Quercus, Salix, Crataegus, Rumex, Filipendula ulmaria or Silene.

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