Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)


Acronicta rumicis: Adult (Memmingen, e.l. 2010) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Adult (e.l. Memmingen 2008) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Adult, dark form (e.l. Memmingen, Southern Germany) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Adult, light form (e.l. Memmingen) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Half-grown larva [M] Acronicta rumicis: Larva (e.l. Memmingen 2008) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Larva [N] Acronicta rumicis: Larva (Memmingen, Southern Germany) [M] Acronicta rumicis: Larva [S] Acronicta rumicis: Pupa [S] Acronicta rumicis: Habitat in a nature garden near Memmingen where I found larvae when mowing. [N] Acronicta rumicis: Larval habitat in an extensively managed , slightly humid meadow (northeastern Baden-Württemberg, July 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on herbs an more rarely on low growing shrubs.

Habitat:
Acronicta rumicis lives on meadows, woodland clearings, gardens and other extensively managed habitats (mostly mesophilic to humid).

Life cycle:
Acronicta rumicis flies in two generations. The pupa hibernates. Moths can be found from the end of April until August. Larvae feed between May and October.

Endangerment factors:
Acronicta rumicis is not endangered.

Remarks:
The often common species occurs from Northwest Africa across whole Europe and parts of Asia to Japan.



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