Seq # 901475010

Trigonophora flammea (Esper, 1785) Species

Last modified: Oct. 14, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

New arrival for Belgium in the autumn of 2020 in WV. Second individual in autumn in 2022 at the same place.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Trigonophora > Species: Trigonophora flammea
Vernacular names
Straaljagertje (NL), Flame Brocade (EN), La Noctuelle embrasée (FR)
First mention in Belgium
Steeman C. & Sierens T. 2021. Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera in België in 2020 — Phegea 49(2): 50–57. On page 55.




The wingspan is 44–52 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

Adults are on the wing from October to November.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Ranunculus, Ligustrum and Fraxinus

The larvae feed in early stages on lower plants like Ranunculus, later it switches to Fraxinus and Ligustrum.

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