Leucania comma (Linnaeus, 1761)


Leucania comma: Worn female (Switzerland, Kleiner San Bernadino, 1300m above sea level, at an illuminated building, July 2011)  [S] Leucania comma: The ovae are deposited well concealed in leaf sheaths etc. (here in the breeding). [S] Leucania comma: L1-larva (e.o. San Bernadino, July 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Young larva (e.o. San Bernadino, July 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Half-grown larva (e.o. 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva in penultimate instar (e.o. 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva (e.o. San Bernadino 2011) [S] Leucania comma: Larva [S]

Host plants:
Grasses (Poaceae).

Habitat:
Leucania comma inhabits moist to moderately dry, extensively managed habitats such as pastures, meadows, Arrhenaterum meadows, river valleys, wetlands, forest edges and similar places.

Life cycle:
The moths fly, depending on altitude, usually in one or more rarely two generations from mid-May to August with peak in late June (rarely still in September). The caterpillar overwinters. The exact way of life of the caterpillar is still little known.

Remarks:
Leucania comma occurs in Europe (except in the southernmost area) and temperate Asia.



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