Deltote uncula (Clerck, 1759)


Deltote uncula: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, 2009) [N] Deltote uncula: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb 2009) [N] Deltote uncula: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb 2009) [N] Deltote uncula: Adult [N] Deltote uncula: Habitat: humid meadow on the eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany [N] Deltote uncula: Habitat: humid meadow on the eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar feeds mostly on grasses.

Habitat:
Deltote uncula inhabits fens and species-rich, extensively managed wet meadows.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. Depending on the altitude, the moth flies from May to August in one or two generations. In case of a single generation the main flight period is in June. The caterpillar lives from June to September.

Endangerment factors:
Deltote uncula has already lost many habitats by increasingly intensive agricultural use of wetlands on the one hand and reforestation and bush encroachment on the other.

Remarks:
The distribution extends from the Pyrenees through Central Europe and temperate Asia to Japan.



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