Seq # 903030010

Euxoa aquilina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 16, 2023, 3:11 p.m.

This very rare and local species has not been seen in LX for a very long time. More than likely extinct.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Agrotini > Genus: Euxoa > Subgenus: Euxoa > Species: Euxoa aquilina
Vernacular names
Gekamde graanworteluil (NL), La Noctuelle Aquiline (FR), Getreideeule (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. view page




Wingspan: 31–39 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The species overwinters as a caterpillar. The caterpillars hide in the ground during the day and forage at night. They bite the stem of the host plant from the ground and then eat the fallen plant.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing in July and August.

Observed on

Grasses and Herbaceous plants
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The larvae feed on different herbaceous plants.

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