Seq # 902220010

Ceramica pisi (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Oct. 15, 2022, 10:17 a.m.

A rare species throughout Belgium. More observed at the western coast, the Kempen and the southern part of the country.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Hadenini > Genus: Ceramica > Species: Ceramica pisi
Vernacular names
Erwtenuil (NL), Broom Moth (EN), La Noctuelle des Pois, la Pisivore (FR), Erbseneule (DE)
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. view page




Wingspan: 32–37 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from mid May till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calluna vulgaris and Hippophae rhamnoides
Host plant (genera):
Rubus, Salix and Larix
Polyphagous, Deciduous trees and Shrubs

The larva lives on a variety of shrubs and trees like: Cytisus scoparius, Calluna vulgaris, Rubus, Salix, Hippophae rhamnoides or Larix.

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