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Aplocera plagiata Linnaeus, 1758

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Aplocera plagiata Linnaeus, 1758
Common names: Treble-bar, St. John's wort inchworm [En], Triple raie, Rayure [Fr], Streepblokspanner [Nl], Großer Johanniskraut-Spanner [De]

Tubize, BRABANT ● Belgium

Description: This species varies considerably in size (wingspan 37–43 mm) and colouration but is generally grey with three characteristic dark fascia across each forewing, giving it its common name.
It is very similar to A.efformata (Lesser Treble-bar), which is smaller.

Biology: The species flies at night and is attracted to light. The species fly in two generations: May-July and September. The hostplant is St John's wort (Hypericum sp.).

Habitat:

Distribution: Palaearctic species, introduced in N. America and Australia.

References:
Wikipedia, Treble-bar
British Lepidoptera



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