Seq # 903110010

Anaplectoides prasina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 16, 2023, 3:18 p.m.

A rare and widespread species throughout Belgium.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Anaplectoides > Species: Anaplectoides prasina
Vernacular names
Bruine groenuil (NL), Green Arches (EN), La Noctuelle verte (FR), Grüne Heidelbeereule (DE)
Anaplectoides herbida (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
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 12 (as herbida). view page




Wingspan: 40–52 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva is active at night and during the day it hides among plant debris.
It hibernates as a larva and pupates underground.
The adults come to light but especially on sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from mid-May till end of July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus
Host plant (genera):
Lonicera, Polygonum, Rubus, Primula and Rumex
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on various species of herbaceous plants like Lonicera, Rubus, Vaccinium, Primula or Rumex.

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