Acronicta psi (Linnaeus, 1758)


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Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on deciduous woods such as Tilia, Salix, Quercus, Alnus, Betula, Cotoneaster and Prunus.

Habitat:
Acronicta psi inhabits grove rich habitats of all types from forests to the gardens.

Life cycle:
Acronicta psi flies mostly in two overlapping generations from May to August. The pupa overwinters in a cocoon that is applied often under loose bark or in rotten wood. Caterpillars can be found from June to early October.

Remarks:
The moth is widespread and common in Central Europe. The overall distribution ranges from North Africa across Europe to Siberia.



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