Seq # 700320020

Coscinia striata (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 20, 2020, 10:33 a.m.


An extremely rare, local and declining species in Belgium. Nowadays only known from one location in LI.
On the brink of extinction.


Details

Classification
Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Arctiinae > Tribus: Arctiini > Genus: Coscinia > Species: Coscinia striata
Vernacular names
Geel grasbeertje (NL), Feathered Footman (EN), L'Ecaille striée (FR), Gestreifter Grasbär (DE)
Synonyms
Coscinia grammica (Linnaeus, 1761)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 28.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early June till late August. They are active by day and later come to light.


Observed on

Substrates:
Herbaceous plants

The larva feeds on various grasses and herbaceous plants like Corynephorus canescens, Festuca, Erica tetralix, Calluna vulgaris and Vaccinium. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates later in a flimsy cocoon among grass or heathers.

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