Seq # 500010020

Anania crocealis (Hübner, 1796) Species

Last modified: Oct. 18, 2023, 7:26 p.m.

A rather common species in the northern part of Belgium, elsewhere less common.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Anania > Species: Anania crocealis
Vernacular names
Gegolfde lichtmot (NL), Le Botys safrané, la Pyrale de la Pulicaire (FR)
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 19. view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva hibernates in an early stage in the turned-down edge of a leaf. Pupation between some leaves of the foodplant spun together.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from early May till mid-September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pulicaria dysenterica and Inula conyza

The larva feeds in the central shoot of Pulicaria dysenterica or Inula conyzae.

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