Seq # 700920050

Eublemma purpurina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Aug. 21, 2020, 12:29 p.m.

A very rare migrant in Belgium, but more and more observations are done since the first specimen in 2014 in AN.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Boletobiinae > Genus: Eublemma > Species: Eublemma purpurina
Vernacular names
Prachtpurperuiltje (NL), Beautiful Marbled (EN), La Noctuelle purpurine (FR), Purpur-Zwergeulchen (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W., Steeman C. & Sierens T. 2015. Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera in België in 2014 (Lepidoptera). — Phegea 43(4): 98–103. On page 99.


A very rare migrant, having been noticed in Belgium for the very first time in 2014. In 2018 more than 50 individuals were already known from Belgium.



Wingspan 17-29 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

In the south of Europe, the adults are on the wing from March till late October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Cirsium and Carduus

The larva feeds on Cirsium and Carduus.

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The species inhabit open dry grassland.

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