Agrochola helvola (Linnaeus, 1758)


Agrochola helvola: Adult (e.l. Memmingen 2010) [S] Agrochola helvola: Larva (May 2010, Memmingen, Southern Germany) [M] Agrochola helvola: Larva (May 2010, Memmingen, Southern Germany) [M] Agrochola helvola: Pupa [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on herbaceous plants, grasses and young woods.

Habitat:
Agrochola helvola inhabits extensive areas from not too xerothermic grasslands over mesophilic edges to fens, stream margins and other little mown habitats.

Life cycle:
The moths fly from late August to early November. The eggs overwinter. The caterpillar lives from April to June. I found it, for example, near Memmingen in one of the last nutrient-poor grassland embankments in the catchment area of the river Iller close to the ground resting on a blade of grass in the evening in late May.

Remarks:
Agrochola helvola is widespread in Europe and is also found in parts of temperate Asia.



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