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Dysgonia algira (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: April 15, 2021, 5:14 p.m.

First observation for our country was in 2006 (OV).
A very rare immigrant in Belgium.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Erebinae > Tribus: Ophiusini > Genus: Dysgonia > Species: Dysgonia algira
Vernacular names
Bruine prachtuil (NL), Passenger (EN), La Passagère (FR), Brombeereule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 2006c. Dysgonia algira, a new species for the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). — Phegea 34(3): 111–112. On page 111.


A very rare migrant.



Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two, sometimes three generations a year; from May till October. They come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Rubus and Salix

The larva lives mainly on Rubus fruticosus, but it has also been reported from several other hostplants like Genista, Lythrum, Parietaria, Punica, Ricinus and Salix. Hibernates in southern Europe as a pupa.

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