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Hecatera bicolorata

Wikipedia Abstract

The broad-barred white (Hecatera bicolorata) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout Europe and is also found in Turkey, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Kirghizia, Tajikistan, western Siberia and China. See glossary for terms used This species flies at night from June to August and is attracted to light and various flowers. The larva is brown or green with darker diamonds along the back. It feeds on the flowers and buds of various yellow-flowered Asteraceae such as hawksbeards, hawkweeds and sow thistles. The species overwinters as a pupa.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Klevberget Sonebo 25 Sweden  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Mendip Woodlands 627 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Wimbledon Common 861 England, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Centranthus ruber (red valerian)[1]
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)[1]
Crepis vesicaria subsp. taraxacifolia (beaked hawksbeard)[1]
Echium salmanticum (blueweed)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Lactuca serriola (Wild Lettuce)[1]
Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)[1]
Sonchus arvensis subsp. uliginosus (Corn Sow Thistle)[1]
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow-Thistle)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)2
Botanophila sonchi2
Cucullia umbratica (Shark)7
Deilephila porcellus (Small Elephant Hawk-moth)2
Ensina sonchi2
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)2
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)2
Eucosma conterminana (Lettuce Tortricid)2
Hada plebeja (Shears)4
Hadena rivularis (Campion)2
Hecatera dysodea (Small Ranunculus)3
Heliophobus reticulata (Bordered Gothic)2
Hemaris tityus (Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth)2
Liriomyza strigata2
Macroglossum stellatarum (Hummingbird Hawk-Moth)2
Orthochaetes setiger2
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)2
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)3
Tephritis formosa (Gall Fly)3
Thrips angusticeps3
Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)2
Trupanea amoena2




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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