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Amata phegea (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Sept. 26, 2018, 9:57 p.m.


A local and rare species in Belgium, mainly known from small populations in the north and central part of the country.


Details

Classification
Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Arctiinae > Tribus: Syntomini > Genus: Amata > Species: Amata phegea
Vernacular names
Phegeavlinder (NL), Nine-spotted (EN), Le Sphinx du Pissenlit (FR), Weißfleckwidderchen (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 23.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly from June till the end of July. They are active during warm, sunny days.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Plantago, Rumex, Galium and Taraxacum
Substrates:
Herbaceous plants and Grasses

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Taraxacum and Lamium. Hibernates as a larva.

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