Adscita notata (Zeller, 1847)

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Host plants:
Centaurea scabiosa and Centaurea jacea

Adscita notata mostly inhabits nutrient-poor grasslands on limestone.

Life cycle:
The caterpillars are mature after hibernation mostly in May. The adults fly in June and July. In early May, the caterpillars are found in the large mines of the food plant, but are difficult or impossible to distinguish from the somewhat more common Adscita globulariae.

Endangerment: threatened with extinction

Endangerment factors:
Adscita notata is endangered due to habitat loss (overbuilding, bush encroachment, reforestation) and agricultural mismanagement of habitats (mowing too early and often, fertilization). Favourable are young fallow areas.

In Germany Adscita notata is rare, so in the southwest on the High Rhine. In southern Europe however, it is more widespread.
The total distribution extends from the Iberian Peninsula across Southern and Central Europe and Asia Minor to the Kaukasus region.

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