Seq # 410110100

Zygaena minos (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 13, 2021, 12:14 p.m.

Mentioned for the first time in Belgium in 2018 from a specimen identified by J.-L. Renneson in an old collection (now deposited in RBINS), Torgny (LX), leg. M. Fontaine. Perhaps other specimens of this species are hidden in series of Zygaena purpuralis because the external morphology of both species is much alike.


Family: Zygaenidae > Subfamily: Zygaeninae > Genus: Zygaena > Subgenus: Mesembrynus > Species: Zygaena minos
Vernacular names
Bevernel-sint-jansvlinder (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Renneson J.-L. 2018. Etude des zygènes de la collection Maurice Fontaine 1913–1994, (1ère partie) : Zygaena minos ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) et Zygaena purpuralis (Brünnich, 1763), (Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae). — Lambillionea 118(3): 213–218. On page 215.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Host plant (species):
Pimpinella saxifraga

Monophagous on Pimpinella saxifraga.

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Calcareous grasslands, nutrient-poor meadows or open pine forests in limestone areas.

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