Lycophotia porphyrea (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 12-15mm;
Wingspan: 25-30mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? August - May ? June - September
(Earliest: 7.7)

Heath and Moorland

Calluna vulgaris

Erica tetralix
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Protapanteles fulvipes Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Lycophotia porphyrea
Lycophotia porphyrea
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Lycophotia porphyrea
Lepiforum: Lycophotia porphyrea
Plant Parasites of Europe: Lycophotia porphyrea

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