Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759)

Xanthorhoe ferrugata: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, May 2010) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives according to literature polyphagous on herbs of forests and thickets (Galium, Stellaria, etc.)

Xanthorhoe ferrugata inhabits scrub, fringes, woodland edges, forest trails and other woody habitats. I found the moth in a light beech forest.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in usually two generations from April to early June and again from late June to September.

Xanthorhoe ferrugata is widespread in Europe and temperate Asia to Kamchatka.

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