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Anania stachydalis (Germar, 1821) Species

Last modified: April 25, 2020, 12:08 p.m.

A not so common but widespread species throughout Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Anania > Species: Anania stachydalis
Vernacular names
Bonte coronamot (NL), Woundwort pearl (EN), Le Botys des épiaires (FR)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1863. Addenda au catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 7: 87–93. On page 89.




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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from June till August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Stachys sylvatica and Stachys palustris

The larva lives in a web on the underside of the leaves of Stachys sylvatica or Stachys palustris. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation in a cocoon spun in a hollow stem of the hostplant.

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