Seq # 901290010

Denticucullus pygmina (Haworth, 1809) Species

Last modified: Feb. 21, 2020, 11:53 a.m.


A not so common species in Belgium, restricted to wet biotopes.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Denticucullus > Species: Denticucullus pygmina
Vernacular names
Zeggeboorder (NL), Small Wainscot (EN), La Nonagrie des Laiches (FR), Seggensumpf-Halmeule (DE)
Synonyms
Denticucullus fulva (Hübner, 1813)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1857a. Catalogue des Insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 1: 1–111. On page 95.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly from mid July till early November in one generation a year. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Eriophorum, Festuca and Carex
Substrates:
Grasses

The larva lives on various species of grasses including Eriophorum, Festuca and on various Carex species. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in a tough cocoon in hollow stems or among plant debris.

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