Noctua interjecta Hübner, 1803

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Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous on grasses, but also herbs and occasionally young trees.

Noctua interjecta is quite adaptable and inhabits open to semi-open habitats such as edges along forest trails, wetlands, hedge areas and grasslands (probably more edges). Own observations of larvae succeeded close to the ground in a sedge reed together with those of Boloria eunomia and in a seasonally dry forest edge with Zygaena osterodensis.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters and is mature in May or June. The moths fly in July and August, sometimes still in September.

Noctua interjecta is widespread in south and Central Europe. It occurs in the north today after a time of apparently strong expansion to southern Sweden. It also can be found in Western Asia (Turkey, Caucasus).

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