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Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: June 4, 2024, 4:21 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

Data Deficient due to a lack of sufficient data according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


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.




Wingspan 22–25 mm.
Genital control is necessary only for the darker colored specimens in this species for positive identification, see O. latruncula Linnaeus, 1758 and O. versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792).

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



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

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

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