Bena bicolorana, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Bena bicolorana, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Bena bicolorana (Fuesslin, 1775)


Bena bicolorana is a moth of the family Nolidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Bena bicolorana (Fuesslin, 1775)

Phalaena bicolorana (Fuessly, 1775)

Tortrix quercana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Hylophila prasinana var. millierei (Capronnier, 1883)

Common name

Scarce Silver-lines


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Nolidae > Subfamily: Chloephorinae > Genus: Bena


42-47 mm


Scrub and forests with Quercus.

Food Plant

The larva is monophagous on Fagaceae (Quercus pubescens, Quercus robur) and feeds on the leaves.

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

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe

Lepidoptera Mundi