Lacanobia contigua (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Lacanobia contigua: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine) [S] Lacanobia contigua: Adult (e.l. northern Black Forest 2010) [S] Lacanobia contigua: Adult [S] Lacanobia contigua: Half-grown larva [M] Lacanobia contigua: Larva [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larva [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larva (northern Black Forest, early October 2010) [M] Lacanobia contigua: Larva [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larva (Upper Rhine) [M] Lacanobia contigua: Pupa [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larval habitat in a forb-rich woodland edge along a forest road in the northern Black Forest (September 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on grasses, herbs and low parts of woody plants.

Habitat:
Lacanobia contigua reproduces in wet meadows, clearings and woodland edges, extensive hedge areas, luxuriant grasslands and in some cases even in human settlements or cultivated land, etc.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly from May to early August, usually in one generation (peak in June and early July). I found the caterpillar on damp clearings and edges in August and early September.

Remarks:
Lacanobia contigua is widespread in Europe and temperate Asia to Japan.



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