Macaria wauaria (Linnaeus, 1758)


Macaria wauaria: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Macaria wauaria: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Macaria wauaria: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Macaria wauaria: Young larva (eastern Swabian Alb, April 2009) [M] Macaria wauaria: Larva [S] Macaria wauaria: Larva [S] Macaria wauaria: Larva [S] Macaria wauaria: Larva [S] Macaria wauaria: Habitat at the foot of a grassland slope on the eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany (April 2009) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on Ribes species (gooseberry, more rarely also currant).

Habitat:
Macaria wauaria inhabits forests, bushy grasslands and hedge areas with the larval food. It penetrates even in gardens.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates. Caterpillars are found from mid-April to early June (nowadays especially from late April to mid-May). The moths fly mainly in June and July, rarely already in late May or still in early August.

Remarks:
The distribution extends from Morocco across Europe to east Asia and locally North America (Holarctic distribution).



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