Seq # 901220130

Apamea sordens (Hufnagel, 1766) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2019, 1:51 p.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Apamea > Species: Apamea sordens
Vernacular names
Kweekgrasuil (NL), Rustic Shoulder-knot (EN), La Noctuelle basilaire (FR), Ackerrand-Grasbüscheleule (DE)
Synonyms
Apamea basilinea (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 11.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The larva lives on the seeds and leaves of his host plant. Overwinters as a larva close to the ground and pupates in a strong cocoon on or just below the ground. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late April till late July.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Dactylis glomerata and Elymus repens
Substrates:
Grasses

The larva lives on various grasses like Dactylus glomerata, Elytrigia repens and also on cereal crops.

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