Deltote [Protodeltote] pygarga (Hufnagel 1766) (Family Noctuidae)

Colour Variants

Larva on Carex nigra

Forewing Length: 11-12mm;
Wingspan: 20-22mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? July - September
(Earliest: 25.6)
(Winter) May - August
(Earliest: 5.6)


Wet Meadows

Spruce Forest Edge

Deschampsia cespitosa

Molinia caerulea

Carex nigra
Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Deltote pygarga
Deltote pygarga
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Protodeltote pygarga
Lepiforum: Deltote pygarga
Plant Parasites of Europe: Deltote pygarga

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