Seq # 901170010

Chloantha hyperici (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2022, 11:38 a.m.

This southern species is a very rare migrant and has been seen in all provinces in Belgium. First encountered in 1987 at Brussel in BR.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Actinotiini > Genus: Chloantha > Species: Chloantha hyperici
Vernacular names
Sint-janskruiduil (NL), Pale-shouldered Cloud (EN), La Noctuelle du Millepertuis (FR), Ruderalflur-Johanniskrauteule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Turck A. 1988. Actinotia hyperici (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), een nieuwe soort voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). — Phegea 16: 77–79. On page 77.




Wingspan: 30–40 mm.

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Specimens in nature


The larva is active during the night.

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Hibernates as a pupa underground. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from May till September in two or three generations, but most observations are usually in summer.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Hypericum perforatum

The larva lives on Hypericum perforatum.

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