Seq # 902210020

Anarta odontites (Boisduval, 1829) Species

Last modified: Aug. 11, 2022, 5:48 p.m.

This very rare and local species has not been seen in the southern part of Belgium for quite some time.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Hadenini > Genus: Anarta > Subgenus: Calocestra > Species: Anarta odontites
Vernacular names
Witringpijluil (NL), La Noctuelle marbrée (FR), Hufeisenkleeeule (DE)
Anarta microdon (Guenée, 1852) and Anarta marmorosa (Borkhausen, 1792)
First mention in Belgium
Legrain A. 1968. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 67 (1967)(5–6): 58–59. On page 58.




Wingspan: 30–34 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Flight periods

Adults are on the wing from late April towards mid-June and again from late June towards late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Coronilla varia and Hippocrepis comosa
Host plant (genera):
Silene and Saponaria

The larva live mostly on: Hippocrepis comosa sometimes also on: Coronilla varia, Saponaria or Silene.

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