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Aedia leucomelas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Synonym
  • Phalaena leucomelas Linnaeus, 1758
  • Aedia acronyctoides (Guenée, 1852)
  • Aedia adepta (Geyer, 1832)
  • Aedia diluta Roepke, 1941
  • Aedia limitaris (Walker, 1864)
  • Aedia olivescens (Guenée, 1852)
  • Aedia ramburii (Boisduval, 1829)
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It is found in large parts of the world, ranging from Europe all over Asia up to Japan and some African countries. The subspecies Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides is found in Australia. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location. The larvae mainly feed on Convolvulus species, including C. sepium, C. erubescens and C. arvensis, but also on Ipomoea pes-caprae, Ipomoea batatas and perhaps Chondrilla juncea.
Book reference
  • Геряк Ю.М., Канарський Ю.В., Коваль Н.П. Лускокрилі надродини Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera, Insecta) Ужанського національного природного парку // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. - Львів, 2013. - 29. - С.19-32.
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Biota
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Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
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Lepidoptera
Noctuidae