Agrochola haematidea (Duponchel, 1827)


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Host plants:
The larvae feed on Ericaceae, especially Erica species.

Habitat:
Agrochola haematidea inhabits dwarf shrub dominated areas, open forests and other sites with larval host plants.

Life cycle:
The moths occur in autumn (late September to November). The egg overwinters.

Remarks:
Agrochola haematidea occurs from Morocco across SW-Europe to Great Britain, France and Italy.



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