Lacanobia contigua (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Lacanobia contigua: Adult (e.l. Upper Rhine) [S] Lacanobia contigua: Adult (e.l. northern Black Forest 2010) [S] Lacanobia contigua: Adult [S] Lacanobia contigua: Half-grown larva [M] Lacanobia contigua: Larva [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larva [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larva (northern Black Forest, early October 2010) [M] Lacanobia contigua: Larva [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larva (Upper Rhine) [M] Lacanobia contigua: Pupa [S] Lacanobia contigua: Larval habitat in a forb-rich woodland edge along a forest road in the northern Black Forest (September 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on grasses, herbs and low parts of woody plants.

Lacanobia contigua reproduces in wet meadows, clearings and woodland edges, extensive hedge areas, luxuriant grasslands and in some cases even in human settlements or cultivated land, etc.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly from May to early August, usually in one generation (peak in June and early July). I found the caterpillar on damp clearings and edges in August and early September.

Lacanobia contigua is widespread in Europe and temperate Asia to Japan.

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