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Photedes extrema (Hübner, 1809) Species

Last modified: May 28, 2022, 9:19 a.m.

A local and rare species throughout Belgium, most frequently observed in the northern provinces.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Photedes > Species: Photedes extrema
Vernacular names
Vale duinrietboorder (NL), Concolorous (EN), La Nonagrie fauve (FR), Weißgraue Sumpfgraseule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lempke B. J. 1965. Catalogus der Nederlandse Macrolepidoptera (Twaalfde supplement). — Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 108: 241–323, pls 11–15. On page 289.




Wingspan: 23–28 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a part-grown larva in a stem of the food plant, near the base. Pupates in a tough cocoon among leaves at the base of the plant.
The adults are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May till mid July in one generation.

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Host plant (genera):

The larva lives in the stems of Calamagrostis spp.

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