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Atethmia centrago (Haworth, 1809) Species

Last modified: Sept. 17, 2022, 10:42 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Atethmia > Species: Atethmia centrago
Vernacular names
Essengouduil (NL), Centre-barred Sallow (EN), La Xanthie topaze (FR), Ockergelbe Escheneule (DE)
Atethmia xerampelina (Hübner, 1809), nec (Esper, 1794)
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 13 (as xerampelina). view page




Wingspan: 27–36 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva, when young, lives in the buds, later on it prefers the flowers and leaves.
Hibernates as an egg, laid in small batches on a twig or in a bark crevice.
The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early August till mid October in one generation a year.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Fraxinus and Ulmus

The larva lives on: Fraxinus orUlmus.

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