Seq # 700920040

Eublemma parva (Hübner, 1808) Species

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2023, 12:32 p.m.

An occasionally migrant in Belgium, hitherto not many records.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Boletobiinae > Genus: Eublemma > Species: Eublemma parva
Vernacular names
Klein purperuiltje (NL), Small Marbled (EN), L'Anthophile des Inules (FR), Geröllsteppenheiden-Zwergeulgen (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Laever E. 1959. Trois espèces nouvelles pour la Belgique. — Lambillionea 59: 54–56. On page 54.




A tiny species, wingspan 11-13 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva pupates in a cocoon attached to a flower on the food plant. The species is not be able to overwinter here. Adults are attracted to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from March towards November.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pulicaria dysenterica and Inula conyza

The larva lives on Pulicaria dysenterica and on Inula conyzae.

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