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Anania lancealis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Oct. 18, 2023, 7:36 p.m.

A rather common species in most areas of Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Anania > Species: Anania lancealis
Vernacular names
Lichte coronamot (NL), La pyrale de l'eupatoire, le Botys lancéolé (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

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The larva feeds on the leaves, flowers and seed-heads. It lives in a leave of which it spins the edges downwards. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation in a white silken cocoon within a pyramidal web.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from the end of May till mid-August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Teucrium scorodonia
Host plant (genera):
Eupatorium, Senecio and Stachys

The larva feeds on Eupatorium, Teucrium scorodonia, Stachys spp. or Senecio spp.

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