Hypena crassalis (Fabricius 1787) (Family Erebidae)

Forewing Length: 14-16mm;
Wingspan: 25-30mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? July - September (Winter) May - August
(Earliest: 28.5)

Heath and Moorland

Spruce Forest Edge

Most Ericaceae

Urtica dioica
Eulophus abdominalis Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Hypena crassalis
Hypena crassalis
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Hypena crassalis
Lepiforum: Hypena crassalis
Plant Parasites of Europe: Hypena crassalis

Pictures © 2003 J.K. Lindsey


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