Seq # 900250010

Acontia trabealis (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: Nov. 2, 2022, 3:39 p.m.

This very rare species has not seen in Belgium for quite some time. Rediscovered again in LX in 2020 and from then on few observations.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Acontiinae > Tribus: Acontiini > Genus: Acontia > Subgenus: Emmelia > Species: Acontia trabealis
Vernacular names
Panteruiltje (NL), Spotted Sulphur (EN), L'Arlequinette jaune (FR), Ackerwinden-Bunteulchen (DE)
Acontia sulphurea (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 14 (as Agrophila sulphurea). view page




Wingspan: 18–20 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The adults are active from dusk on and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early May till early August in two generations.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Convolvulus arvensis

The larva lives on Convolvulus arvensis.
Hibernates as a pupa in a tough cocoon, among grass stems near the ground.

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