Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792)

Oligia versicolor: Adult [S] Oligia versicolor: Adult [S] Oligia versicolor: Larva [S] Oligia versicolor: Pupa [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives in drilled into the tips of ground-near overwintering grass shoots. I found it in late February in a shoot of Brachypodium sylvaticum.

Oligia versicolor inhabits in particular forests, but in addition in lesser abundance also other grassy habitats.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters as those of Oligia strigilis and pupate in late April or in May. The moths fly from late May to August with peak in late June and July.

Oligia versicolor is widespread in Europe.

Oligia latruncula | Oligia strigilis 
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