Apamea scolopacina (Esper, 1788)


Apamea scolopacina: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Adult [S] Apamea scolopacina: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2012) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Adult (e.l. Ticino, Switzerland) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Adult (e.l. Iller near Memmingen, Germany) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva in penultimate instar (in moult rest) [M] Apamea scolopacina: Larva [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva (Memmingen, Southern Germany) [M] Apamea scolopacina: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, early June 2012) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, early June 2012) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, early June 2012) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva (Memmingen, Southern Germany) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, early June 2012) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Pupa [S] Apamea scolopacina: Pupa (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2012) [S] Apamea scolopacina: Typical larval habitat: grassy verges of a forest road near the river Iller (Southern Germany, May 2012) [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on grasses such as Brachypodium sylvaticum.

Habitat:
Apamea scolopacina is a forest species, which is observed in the grassy fringes of riparian forests and further more in mesophilic to damp forests (more rarely also in drier ones).

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters and is observed mainly in May and June. The moths fly especially in July and August.

Remarks:
Apamea scolopacina is distributed in most of Europe and temperate Asia to Japan.



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