Seq # 901590120

Conistra rubiginea (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: May 30, 2023, 10:52 a.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Conistra > Subgenus: Dasycampa > Species: Conistra rubiginea
Vernacular names
Gevlekte winteruil (NL), Dotted Chestnut (EN), L'Orrhodie tigrée (FR), Rost-Wintereule (DE)
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 176 (as Dasycampa Rubiginea, W. V.). view page




Wingspan: 30–35 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as an adult. They come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early October onwards, and after hibernation, back again till late April in one generation.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):
Malus, Taraxacum and Salix
Deciduous trees and Herbaceous plants

The larva lives first on various species of deciduous trees like: Malus, Prunus spinosa or Salix. Later on various species of herbaceous plants like Taraxacum.

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