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Rhizedra lutosa (Hübner, 1803) Species

Last modified: May 26, 2022, 2:02 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, more observed in the northern part.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Rhizedra > Species: Rhizedra lutosa
Vernacular names
Herfstrietboorder (NL), Large Wainscot (EN), La Noctuelle du Roseau (FR), Schilfrohr-Wurzeleule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1869. Assemblée mensuelle du 6 mars 1869. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 12: lii. On page lii.




Wingspan: 35–50 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva feeds in the base of stems and roots of the host plant.
Hibernates as an egg and pupates among the roots of the food plant.
The adults come to light and are readily attracted to sugar.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Phragmites australis

The larva feeds on Phragmites australis.

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Frequenting humid places with reed.

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