Seq # 901310010

Globia algae (Esper, 1789) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2022, 2:38 p.m.

This very rare, local and declining species has not been seen in Belgium for a long time.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Globia > Species: Globia algae
Vernacular names
Moerasplantenboorder (NL), Rush Wainscot (EN), La Nonagrie de la Canne (FR), Teichröhricht-Schilfeule (DE)
Globia cannae (Ochsenheimer, 1816)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 150.




Wingspan: 32–45 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as an egg and pupates in a stem of the food plant.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early July till late September in one generation. They are active from dusk and later come to light, especially the males.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Scirpus lacustris and Iris pseudacorus

The larva lives inside a stem on: Typha, Iris pseudocorus or Schoenoplectus lacustris.

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