Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759)


Xanthorhoe ferrugata: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, May 2010) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives according to literature polyphagous on herbs of forests and thickets (Galium, Stellaria, etc.)

Habitat:
Xanthorhoe ferrugata inhabits scrub, fringes, woodland edges, forest trails and other woody habitats. I found the moth in a light beech forest.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in usually two generations from April to early June and again from late June to September.

Remarks:
Xanthorhoe ferrugata is widespread in Europe and temperate Asia to Kamchatka.



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