Diaphora mendica (Clerck 1759) (Family Erebidae)


Male

Female

Larva on Senecio nemorensis

Forewing Length: 14-19mm, Wingspan: 28-38mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? June - September
(Earliest: 24.6)
(Winter) April - June
(Earliest: 1.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Senecio nemorensis

Lamium purpureum

Stachys sylvatica

Rumex obtusifolius

Stellaria media

Taraxacum campylodes

Chenopodium album

Chamerion angustifolium

Plantago major

Urtica dioica
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Galeopsis

Trifolium
Parasitoids:
Pimpla rufipes Larva

Cotesia tibialis Larva

Carcelia lucorum Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Diaphora mendica
Diaphora mendica
Nature Spot: Muslin Moth - Diaphora mendica
Lepiforum: Diaphora mendica


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