Abrostola asclepiadis

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Abrostola asclepiadis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Tribe: Abrostolini
Genus: Abrostola
Species: A. asclepiadis
Binomial name
Abrostola asclepiadis
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Noctua asclepiadis
  • Abrostola asclepiadis var. jagowi
  • Abrostola asclepiades[sic] pardoi

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.

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