Seq # 901230020

Archanara neurica (Hübner, 1808) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2022, 2:18 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, confined to the northern part of the country. First encountered in 1968 in LI.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Archanara > Species: Archanara neurica
Vernacular names
Witkraagrietboorder (NL), White-mantled Wainscot (EN), La Nonagrie neurique, la Nonagrie radiée (FR), Rohrglanzgras-Schilfeule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Faquaet M. 1982. Espèce nouvelle pour la faune belge (suite) Archanara neurica Hbn. — Lambillionea 82: 18–19. On page 18.




Wingspan: 26–29 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as an egg and pupates in an old dry reed stem.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid June till late August in one generation.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Phragmites australis

The larva lives on Phragmites australis.

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