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Egira conspicillaris (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 16, 2024, 6:27 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, known from the southern part with most observations done in NA.
During 2020 a specimen was observed in AN, the first observation for Flanders. Whether this is a vagrant or expansion of its area, the future will show this.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Orthosiini > Genus: Egira > Species: Egira conspicillaris
Vernacular names
Brildrager (NL), Silver Cloud (EN), La Conspicillaire (FR), Holzrindeneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 11.




Wingspan 36–42 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a pupa in fragile cocoon underground.
The adults come to light, sugar, sallow catkins and also on flowers of Prunus spinosa and Buddleja davidii.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from mid-April till end of May.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Genista tinctoria and Coronilla varia
Host plant (genera):
Lotus, Polygonum, Rumex, Trifolium, Taraxacum, Clematis, Fraxinus, Betula, Prunus and Quercus
Herbaceous plants and Deciduous trees

The larva is largely polyphagously and lives on various species of herbaceous plants en deciduous trees like Lotus, Polygonum, Rumex, Trifolium, Taraxacum, Clematis, Coronilla varia, Genista tinctoria, Fraxinus, Betula, Prunus, Quercus and many others.

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