Seq # 701050010

Grammodes stolida (Fabricius, 1775) Species

Last modified: Aug. 30, 2023, 6:03 p.m.

First specimen was seen in the harbour of Zeebrugge (WV) in 2015. Whether it is ship-assisted or a very rare vagrant is unknown.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Erebinae > Tribus: Ophiusini > Genus: Grammodes > Species: Grammodes stolida
Vernacular names
Witlijnprachtuil (NL), Geometrician (EN), La Noctuelle de la Corroyère (FR), Tölpeleule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W., Steeman C. & Sierens T. 2016. Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera in België in 2015 (Lepidoptera). — Phegea 44(3): 50–62. On page 51.


A very rare migrant. The status of this species is unclear.


Flight periods

The Belgian specimen was seen during September. Where it appears there are multiple generations a year, it's flying from February till October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Paliurus, Rubus, Quercus, Coriaria and Tribulus

The larvae feed on: Paliurus, Rubus, Tribulus, Coriaria and Quercus species.

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