Seq # 901430030

Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: May 29, 2020, 5:57 p.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Oligia > Species: Oligia strigilis
Vernacular names
Gelobd halmuiltje (NL), Marbled Minor (EN), La Noctuelle du Dactyle (FR), Striegel-Halmeulchen (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 11.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Genital control is necessary only for the darker colored specimens in this species for positive identification.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

Hibernates as a larva and pupates among the roots of the food plant. The adults come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May till late August.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Dactylis glomerata, Elymus repens and Phalaris arundinacea
Substrates:
Grasses

The larva lives in the roots and stems of various grasses like Dactylis glomerata, Elytrigia repens and Phalaris arundinacea.

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