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Dryobotodes eremita (Fabricius, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 6, 2023, 4:46 p.m.

A fairly common species in the Kempen, elsewhere in Belgium rare and very rare in the southern part of the country.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Dryobotodes > Subgenus: Dryobotodes > Species: Dryobotodes eremita
Vernacular names
Eikenuiltje (NL), Brindled Green (EN), Le Jaspe vert (FR), Olivgrüne Eicheneule (DE)
Dryobotodes protea (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
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 12 (as Hadena protea Esp.). view page




Wingspan: 32–39 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


In the early stage, the larva lives on the buds and later on the leaves of its host plant.
Hibernates as an egg, laid in small batches on twigs of the food plant. Pupates underground in a cocoon.
The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, from late August till the end of October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Corylus and Crataegus
Deciduous trees

The larva lives on Quercus, sometimes also on Corylus and Crataegus.

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