Seq # 903170010

Eugnorisma glareosa (Esper, 1788) Species

Last modified: Oct. 25, 2023, 12:07 p.m.

A not so common species occurring in many areas of Belgium, especially on sandy soils (Kempen), more frequently seen in the south.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Eugnorisma > Subgenus: Eugnorisma > Species: Eugnorisma glareosa
Vernacular names
Grijze herfstuil (NL), Autumnal Rustic (EN), La Noctuelle à L double (FR), Graue Spätsommer-Bodeneule (DE)
Eugnorisma hebraeica (Hübner, 1819)
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 12 (as hebraica). view page




Wingspan: 32–38 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a small larva close to the ground and pupates in a loose cocoon underground.
The adults come to light and infrequently on sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from August till late October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calluna vulgaris and Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Host plant (genera):
Galium and Rumex
Herbaceous plants and Grasses

The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants and Gramineae like Calluna vulgaris, Galium, Rumex or Hyacinthoides non-scripta.

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