Seq # 903150050

Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790) Species

Last modified: Feb. 22, 2020, 6:05 p.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Diarsia > Species: Diarsia rubi
Vernacular names
Gewone breedvleugeluil (NL), Small Square-spot (EN), La Noctuelle belle (FR), Wegerich-Erdeule (DE)
Synonyms
Diarsia bella (Borkhausen, 1792)
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 81.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar

Nocturnal.

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Bionomics

Hibernates as a larva close to the ground. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from early May till late September. When conditiones are favourable, a partial third generation occurs during October.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Taraxacum, Digitalis and Rumex
Substrates:
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants like Taraxacum, Digitalis and Rumex.

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