Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)


Lacanobia oleracea: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine, larva in September 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine, larva in September 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine, larva in September 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine Valley 2012/2013) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine Valley 2012/2013) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Adult [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Young larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, Germany, September 2012) [M] Lacanobia oleracea: Young larva (northern Upper Rhine 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Young larva (northern Upper Rhine 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Young larva (Dettenheim, Upper Rhine, June 2011) [M] Lacanobia oleracea: Half-grown larva (northern Upper Rhine 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Half-grown larva (northern Upper Rhine 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, September 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, September 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Half-grown larva (e.l. Dettenheim 2011) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Half-grown larva (e.l. Dettenheim 2011) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva (e.l. Dettenheim 2011) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, September 2010) [M] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, September 2010) [M] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva, darker form (northern Upper Rhine Valley, September 2012) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva, darker [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larva (Memmingen, Southern Germany) [M] Lacanobia oleracea: Pupa (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Lacanobia oleracea: Larval habitat in a moist, bright and luxuriant floodplain forest in the Upper Rhine Valley in September 2012 [N]

Host plants:
Polyphagous.

Habitat:
Lacanobia oleracea is found in gardens, greenhouses, on farmland, along rivers and streams and in various other habitats such as forest clearings. It prefers humid and more nutrient-rich sites.

Life cycle:
Lacanobia oleracea occurs mostly in two generations (also a partial third possible) with moths from May to September, rarely later. The caterpillar lives in the summer months and trhe pupa hibernates.

Endangerment factors:
Lacanobia oleracea is not endangered.

Remarks:
Lacanobia oleracea is one of the most common Noctuidae species and is spread from North Africa across Europe and Asia to Japan.



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