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Laelia coenosa (Hübner, 1808) Species

Last modified: Dec. 27, 2021, 4:58 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, hitherto only known from the province of LI. Nowadays rarely observed.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Lymantriinae > Tribus: Orgyiini > Genus: Laelia > Species: Laelia coenosa
Vernacular names
Moerasspinner (NL), Reed Tussock (EN), Le Liparis sale (FR), Gelbbein (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Berger L. A. 1947a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 47: 27, 59–61, 78. On page 27.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly onwards from late June towards late August in one generation a year. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Phragmites, Carex, Festuca and Sparganium

The larva lives on Phragmites australis, Sparganium erectum and Cladium mariscus. Hibernates as a part-grown larva in vegetation near the food plant.

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