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Anania funebris (Ström, 1768) Species

Last modified: Jan. 14, 2022, 5:23 p.m.

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


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Anania > Species: Anania funebris
Vernacular names
Lichtbalmot (NL), White-spotted Sable Moth (EN), Le Botys à huit taches (FR), Schwarzweißer Fleckenzünsler (DE)
Anania octomaculata (Linnaeus, 1771)
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 20 (as octomaculalis). view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


They are active in bright sunshine and visit flowers.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from late April towards end of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Solidago virgaurea and Genista tinctoria

The larva makes a slight web on the underside of the lower leaves of Solidago virgaurea or Genista tinctoria. It feeds on the flowers as well as on the leaves and hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation in an oval, yellowish cocoon in May.

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