Arctia caja (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Erebidae)


Larva

Forewing Length: 28-37mm, Wingspan: 45-65mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? August - June
(Earliest: 26.4)
? July - August
(Earliest: 30.7)

Protective Chemicals
Pyrrolizidine
Alkaloids
Callimorphine
Amines Serotonin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Rosaceae

Several Salicaceae

Betula pendula

Vaccinium myrtillus

Lamium album

Stachys sylvatica

Achillea millefolium

Taraxacum campylodes

Rumex obtusifolius

Urtica dioica
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Plantago

Trifolium
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia glomerata Larva

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Arctia caja
Arctia caja
Nature Spot: Garden Tiger - Arctia caja
Lepiforum: Arctia caja


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