to Crambidae   Checklist
Home FES

of the Lepidoptera of Belgium

Anania funebris (Ström, 1768)

A local species in Belgium, only observed in three southern provinces.

The larva makes a slight web on the underside of the lower leaves of Solidago virgaurea or Genista tinctoria. It feeds on the flowers as well as on the leaves and hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation in an oval, yellowish cocoon in May.

The adults have been observed from mid May towards July. They are active in bright sunshine.

Belgium, Namur, Doische, 05 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society