Hoplodrina blanda (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Hoplodrina blanda: Adult (e.l. Switzerland, Simplon, 1900m asl, larva in May 2008) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Adult (e.l. Switzerland, Simplon, 1900m asl, larva in May 2008) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2007) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (Switzerland, Simplon, 1900m asl, May 2008) [M] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (Switzerland, Simplon, 1900m asl, May 2008) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, May 2008 [M] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Söhnstetten, May 2010) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Söhnstetten, May 2010) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (western Swabian Alb, May 2010) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [M] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, May 2007) [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva [M] Hoplodrina blanda: Larva [S] Hoplodrina blanda: Pupa (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous at ground-level plant parts.

Habitat:
Hoplodrina blanda is an ubiquist that can be found in many habitats in open land and forest fringes with rarely mowed vegetation. It also often occurs in limestone grassland.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters and is especially found from March to May The moths fly from mid-June to late August.

Remarks:
Hoplodrina blanda is widespread in Europe. It is also found in north Africa and in parts of Asia.



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