Seq # 901220150

Apamea unanimis (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: April 16, 2021, 10:36 a.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium, mostly found in the north of the country.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Apamea > Species: Apamea unanimis
Vernacular names
Rietgrasuil (NL), Small Clouded Brindle (EN), La Noctuelle de l'Alpiste (FR), Glanzgras-Grasbüscheleule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1913. Lépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 13: 9. On page 9.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Bionomics

The larva lives on various grasses. It hibernates fully fed and pupates in the spring among leaf litter or inside a dead plant stem. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May till the end of July in one generation.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Phalaris arundinacea and Deschampsia flexuosa
Substrates:
Grasses

The larva lives on various grasses, including Phalaris arundinacea and Deschampsia flexuosa.

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