Seq # 901590030

Conistra vaccinii (Linnaeus, 1761) Species

Last modified: Oct. 11, 2020, 2:52 p.m.


A common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Conistra > Subgenus: Conistra > Species: Conistra vaccinii
Vernacular names
Bosbesuil (NL), Chestnut (EN), L'Orrhodie de l'Airelle (FR), Heidelbeer-Wintereule (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 13.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The species hibernates as an adult in a sheltered situation. They come to light but more frequently to sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from September till late November and after overwintering again from late January towards May.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Betula and Rumex
Substrates:
Deciduous trees, Shrubs and Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on various species of deciduous trees, like Quercus or Betula, later on (from third instar) also on herbaceous plants like Rumex.

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Habitat

Deciduous forests with some open places, parks, abandoned gardens.

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