Autographa gamma (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Noctuidae)


Larva on Urtica dioica

On Tanacetum vulgare

On Campanula rotundifolia

Forewing Length: 13-21mm, Wingspan: 35-40mm; Proboscis Length: 15-16mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
April - October
(10-12 Days)
(Winter)
March - September
(Earliest: 6.7)
(1 Month)
March - October
(12-14 Days)
April - November
(Earliest: 8.5)
(Migratory)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Many Asteraceae

Several Fabaceae

Several Polygonaceae

Several Rosaceae

Linaria vulgaris

Plantago major

Aegopodium podagraria

Angelica sylvestris

Galeopsis tetrahit

Lysimachia vulgaris

Ranunculus repens

Raphanus raphanistrum

Urtica dioica

Campanula rotundifolia

Phleum pratense
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Galium

Lamium
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Several Fabaceae Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar

Veronica arvensis Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar

Viola tricolor Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae
Predators:
Chrysopa perla Larva

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Autographa gamma
Autographa gamma
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Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Autographa gamma
Lepiforum: Autographa gamma


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