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Photedes fluxa (Hübner, 1809) Species

Last modified: May 28, 2022, 9:27 a.m.

A rare species in Belgium, most frequently observed along the coast and in the northern provinces.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Apameini > Genus: Photedes > Species: Photedes fluxa
Vernacular names
Gele duinrietboorder (NL), Mere Wainscot (EN), La Nonagrie fluide (FR), Gelbliche Sumpfgraseule (DE)
Photedes hellmanni (Eversmann, 1843)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1857a. Catalogue des Insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 1: 1–111. On page 95.




Wingspan: 24–30 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a part-grown larva in a stem of the food plant. Pupates in a tough cocoon among plant debris.
The adults are active from dusk onwards and later come to light and also on sugar.

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Flight periods

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

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calamagrostis epigejos

The larva lives in the stems of Calamagrostis epigejos.

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