Ecliptopera capitata (Herrich-Schäffer, [1839])

Ecliptopera capitata: Adult [S] Ecliptopera capitata: Larva [M] Ecliptopera capitata: Pupa [S] Ecliptopera capitata: Habitat: Springkrautflur in a waldigen Bachtal near Memmingen (S-Germany) [N]

Host plants:
Impatiens noli-tangere

Ecliptopera capitata colonizes at least moderately moist to wet forests with the larval host plant in the understory. It also occurs in spruce monocultures along trails.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in one to partially two generations from May to August. The caterpillars are found from mid-June to September (peak from mid-July to late August).

Ecliptopera capitata occurs in Europe and temperate Asia to Japan. In Europe it is missing in many places in the south and west.

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