Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Acronicta rumicis: Adult (Memmingen, e.l. 2010) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Adult (e.l. Memmingen 2008) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Adult, dark form (e.l. Memmingen, Southern Germany) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Adult, light form (e.l. Memmingen) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Half-grown larva [M] Acronicta rumicis: Larva (e.l. Memmingen 2008) [S] Acronicta rumicis: Larva [N] Acronicta rumicis: Larva (Memmingen, Southern Germany) [M] Acronicta rumicis: Larva [S] Acronicta rumicis: Pupa [S] Acronicta rumicis: Habitat in a nature garden near Memmingen where I found larvae when mowing. [N] Acronicta rumicis: Larval habitat in an extensively managed , slightly humid meadow (northeastern Baden-Württemberg, July 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on herbs an more rarely on low growing shrubs.

Acronicta rumicis lives on meadows, woodland clearings, gardens and other extensively managed habitats (mostly mesophilic to humid).

Life cycle:
Acronicta rumicis flies in two generations. The pupa hibernates. Moths can be found from the end of April until August. Larvae feed between May and October.

Endangerment factors:
Acronicta rumicis is not endangered.

The often common species occurs from Northwest Africa across whole Europe and parts of Asia to Japan.

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