Nonagria typhae (Thunberg, 1784)

Nonagria typhae: Adult (e.l. western Austria) [S] Nonagria typhae: Adult (e.l. western Austria) [S] Nonagria typhae: Adult, dark form (e.l. western Austria) [S] Nonagria typhae: Female (e.l. western Austria) [S] Nonagria typhae: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [M] Nonagria typhae: Larva [M] Nonagria typhae: Pupa (stem opened, e.l. western Austria) [S] Nonagria typhae: Habitat: Typha stands in swampy depression (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [N]

Host plants:
Typha spp.

Nonagria typhae inhabits silting areas with Typha occurrence, for example in ditches and on lakeshores or wet depressions.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates. The caterpillar lives from May to July or even August in the Typha stems. The inner leaves of infested plants are usually wilted. The larvae can be found by pulling apart the inner leaves down to the ground. Pupation also takes place in the stems (upside down). Moths fly from late July through October.

Endangerment factors:
Nonagria typhae is quite adaptable and is also found for example in pools on golf courses.

The distribution extends from North Africa across Europe to Central Asia.

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