Mesapamea secalis [didyma] (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 11-16mm, Wingspan: 22-30mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(1 Week) September - May (20-28 Days) June - August
(Earliest: 30.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Several Poaceae
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Alopecurus
Food:
(Adult)

Senecio nemorensis Nectar

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Bracon minutator Larva

Gymnocheta viridis Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Mesapamea didyma, Mesapamea secalis
Mesapamea didyma, Mesapamea secalis
Nature Spot: Common/Lesser Common Rustic - Mesapamea secalis agg.
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Mesapamea secalis
Lepiforum: Mesapamea secalis


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