Scopula rubiginata (Hufnagel, 1767)


Scopula rubiginata: Adult (S-French Alps near Sisteron, July 2010) [M]

Host plants:
The caterpillars live polyphagous in the herb and litter layer.

Habitat:
Scopula rubiginata inhabits grasslands, steppes, sandy areas and similar dry warm spots.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters. The moths fly in two generations between May and September.

Endangerment: endangered

Endangerment factors:
Scopula rubiginata is in decline due to habitat loss by agricultural intensification (fertilization etc.), overbuilding and succession.

Remarks:
Scopula rubiginata occurs from north Africa across south and Central Europe to parts of Asia.



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