Siphona cristata (Fabricius 1805) (Family Tachinidae)


Couple

Length: 4-5.5mm; Wingspan: 9-10mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? (Winter) May - October
(Earliest: 21.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Several Noctuidae

Erannis defoliaria
Possible Food:
(Larva)

Other Noctuidae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Angelica sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Malva moschata Nectar, Pollen

Rosa canina Nectar, Pollen

Thymus pulegioides Nectar, Pollen

Tachinid Recording Scheme (UK): Siphona cristata


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