Parasemia [Arctia] plantaginis (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Erebidae)


Male

Female

Larva

Forewing Length: 17-20mm, Wingspan: 32-38mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May - July August - May
(Earliest: 6.5)
April - June May - July
(Earliest: 15.5)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)

Plantago

Erica tetralix

Vaccinium myrtillus

Senecio vulgaris

Taraxacum campylodes

Rumex obtusifolius
Possible Food:
(Larva)

Polygonaceae

Betula
Parasitoids:
Carcelia lucorum Larva

Exorista larvarum Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Parasemia plantaginis
Parasemia plantaginis
Lepiforum: Arctia plantaginis


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