Seq # 901310020

Globia sparganii (Esper, 1790) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 5:54 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium, though recorded from all provinces. Not so frequently observed in the southern part of the country.

This species is considered Near Threatened according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Globia > Species: Globia sparganii
Vernacular names
Egelskopboorder (NL), Webb's Wainscot (EN), La Nonagrie du Rubanier (FR), Igelkolben-Schilfeule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1857b. Addenda au premier volume. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 1: 175–176. On page 176 (as Nonagria Sparganii, Esp.). view page




Wingspan 32–40 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


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Hibernates as an egg, attached to a leaf of the food plant. Pupates head upwards by a prepared window in a stem.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; starting from early July till early October, exceptionally later.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Iris pseudacorus and Sparganium erectum
Host plant (genera):
Aquatic plants

The larva lives in the stem of Iris pseudacorus, Typha or similar plant species which grow in the water.

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