Girish Mahajan

Abrostola asclepiadis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Scientific name  Abrostola asclepiadis
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Abrostola, Abrostola tripartita, Abrostola triplasia, Diachrysia chryson, Autographa jota

Abrostola asclepiadis is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in South and Central Europe as far north as Finland and Sweden, Asia Minor and the Caucasus.

The wingspan is 30–40 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, which contains toxic alkaloids and is unpalatable to most generalist herbivores.

References

Abrostola asclepiadis Wikipedia


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