Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Geometridae)


Couple

Forewing Length: 13-16mm, Wingspan: 18-25mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? June - October (Winter) April - October
(Earliest: 2.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Veronica chamaedrys Nectar
Parasitoids:
Acropimpla pictipes Larva

Scambus planatus Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Xanthorhoe fluctuata
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Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Lepiforum: Xanthorhoe fluctuata


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