Rheumaptera undulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rheumaptera undulata: Adult (e.l. Memmingen, S-Germany) [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on willow (Salix caprea, probably also S. viminalis, S. appendiculata, S. cinerea, S. aurita) and also according to literature on Vaccinium.

Rheumaptera undulata colonizes often cool and wet forests, clearcuts and other forest-like biotopes.

Life cycle:
The moths fly in a single generation from late May to early August. The caterpillars live from July to September in a housing made of leaves which are spun together. The pupa overwinters.

Rheumaptera undulata is widespread in the Holarctic region. In Europe it is missing in the Mediterranean.

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