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Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781) Species

Last modified: Oct. 5, 2023, 2:04 p.m.

A rare but widespread species in Belgium. Most observations in the northern part of the country.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Acronictinae > Genus: Simyra > Species: Simyra albovenosa
Vernacular names
Kleine rietvink (NL), Reed Dagger (EN), La Noctuelle veineuse (FR), Ried-Weißstriemeneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Anonymous 1902. Varia. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 2: 4, 12. On page 12.




Wingspan: 32–40 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



Hibernates as a pupa, in a cocoon among living reed foliage or debris on or near the ground.
The adults are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year from April till mid-September. Very occasionally a partial third generation occurs in October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Phragmites australis, Lysimachia vulgaris, Carex elata, Catabrosa aquatica and Rumex hydrolapathum
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives mainly on Phragmites australis but also on other plants of wet habitats like Lysimachia vulgaris, Rumex hydrolapathum, Cladium mariscus, Carex paniculata and Salix.

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