Hydraecia micacea (Esper 1789) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 14-21mm, Wingspan: 28-45mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) April - August August August - October
(Earliest: 22.8)

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

Rumex obtusifolius Roots

Plantago Roots

Fragaria vesca Roots

Rubus idaeus Roots

Equisetum arvense Roots

Equisetum fluviatile Roots
Food:
(Adult)

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar
Parasitoids:
Diadegma crassicorne Larva

Ichneumon sarcitorius Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Hydraecia micacea
Hydraecia micacea
Nature Spot: Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Hydraecia micacea
Lepiforum: Hydraecia micacea


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