Cerastis rubricosa (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 14-17mm, Wingspan: 32-38mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? April - June (Winter) March - May
(Earliest: 25.3)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Senecio vulgaris

Taraxacum campylodes

Rumex obtusifolius

Stellaria media

Neottia ovata

Vaccinium myrtillus
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Galium

Most Salix
Parasitoids:
Ichneumon stramentarius Larva

Cotesia tibialis Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Cerastis rubricosa
Cerastis rubricosa
Nature Spot: Red Chestnut - Cerastis rubricosa
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Cerastis rubricosa
Lepiforum: Cerastis rubricosa


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