Orthosia gracilis (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 15-19mm
Wingspan: 35-40mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? May - July (Winter) March - May
(Earliest: 16.4)

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows

Filipendula ulmaria

Prunus spinosa

Populus nigra
Possible Food:

Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia ruficrus Larva

Cotesia tibialis Larva

Pales pavida Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Orthosia gracilis
Orthosia gracilis
Nature Spot: Powdered Quaker - Orthosia gracilis
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Orthosia gracilis
Lepiforum: Orthosia gracilis
Plant Parasites of Europe: Orthosia gracilis

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