Phymatopus [Hepialus] hecta (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Hepialidae)


Male

Forewing Length: Male 12-15mm, Female 13-16mm; Wingspan: 22-23mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? July - May
(2 Years)
? May - July
(Earliest: 19.6)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Monophagous)

Pteridium aquilinum
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Phymatopus hecta
Hepialus hecta
Lepiforum: Phymatopus hecta


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