Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus 1761) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 16-21mm, Wingspan: 37-40mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? August - October (Winter) May - August
(Earliest: 4.7)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Urtica dioica

Rumex obtusifolius

Senecio vulgaris

Trifolium repens

Polygonum aviculare

Corylus avellana

Malus sylvestris

Sambucus nigra

Hedera helix

Larix

Pteridium aquilinum
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Salix
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Protapanteles pallipes Larva

Phryxe nemea Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Melanchra persicariae
Melanchra persicariae
Nature Spot: Dot Moth - Melanchra persicariae
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Melanchra persicariae
Lepiforum: Melanchra persicariae


Pictures © 2003 J.K. Lindsey, 2014 R. Thunus

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