Nola cucullatella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Nola cucullatella: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb) [S] Nola cucullatella: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [M] Nola cucullatella: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [M] Nola cucullatella: Larva (Abruzzes, L Nola cucullatella: Pupa (cocoon removed) [S] Nola cucullatella: Habitat: Prunus spinosa in limestone grassland (eastern Swabian Alb) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillars live on Prunus (mostly Prunus spinosa).

Habitat:
Nola cucullatella colonizes blackthorn hedges, especially in dry warm areas like nutrient-poor limestone grasslands.

Life cycle:
The hibernating caterpillar can be tapped in May. The moths fly from late June to early August.

Remarks:
Nola cucullatella occurs from North Africa across large parts of Europe to Asia Minor.