Caradrina flavirena, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Caradrina flavirena, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Caradrina flavirena (Guenée, 1852)


Caradrina flavirena is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Caradrina flavirena (Guenée, 1852)

Phalaena flavirena (Guenée, 1852)

Caradrina flavivena (Guenée, 1852)

Caradrina muricolor (Boursin, 1933)

Paradrina muricolor (Boursin, 1933)

Common name

Lorimer’s Rustic


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Caradrinini > Genus: Caradrina


28-34 mm


Warm and dry open areas.

Food Plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Compositae (Taraxacum), Poaceae, etc.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Lepidoptera and their Ecology