Scopula nigropunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)


Scopula nigropunctata: Adult (Iller near Memmingen, June 2010) [N] Scopula nigropunctata: Adult (Schwäbisch Gmünd, July 2010) [N] Scopula nigropunctata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Half-grown larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, April 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Larva (Garden, Memmingen, May 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Larva (Garden, Memmingen, May 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Pupa (e.l. Memmingen 2010) [S] Scopula nigropunctata: Pupa (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous in the herb layer. I found it in the garden on Salvia glutinosa and on the eastern Swabian Alb on Lathyrus pratensis.

Habitat:
Scopula nigropunctata inhabits bushy grasslands, forest edges, scrub, gardens and many more, at least semi-open habitats. Scopula nigropunctata has no high requirements and is quite widespread.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters. The moths fly mostly in a long generation from late May through August. In warm climates a partial second generation is added in August/September.

Remarks:
Scopula nigropunctata is widespread in Europe and temperate Asia.



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