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Diacrisia sannio (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 12:19 p.m.

A local and fairly common species in Belgium, more frequently observed in the southern provinces and the Kempen.

This species is considered Endangered according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Arctiinae > Tribus: Arctiini > Genus: Diacrisia > Species: Diacrisia sannio
Vernacular names
Roodbandbeer (NL), Clouded Buff (EN), la Bordure ensanglantée, la Roussette (FR), Rotrandbär (DE)
Diacrisia russula (Linnaeus, 1758)
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 29 (as Chelonia Russula). view page




Hibernates as a small larva. The males are active during the day. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from May till mid July in one generation a year. Very occasionally, a partial second generation occurs around August.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Calluna and Erica
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives mainly on Calluna and Erica, but also on different species of herbaceous plants like Rumex acetosella and Succisa pratensis.

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