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Hecatera dysodea (Small Ranunculus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Small Ranunculus (Hecatera dysodea) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe, primarily in Central Europe and Southern Europe and from Algeria and Morocco up to Turkestan. It is an introduced species in North America, where it was first found in Utah in 1998 and Oregon in 2005. The larvae feed on flowers and seeds of Asteraceae species, especially Lactuca species.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Chilterns Beechwoods 3154 England, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)[1]
Lactuca saligna (willowleaf lettuce)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Lactuca serriola (Wild Lettuce)[1]
Lactuca virosa (Wild Lettuce)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)1
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)1
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)1
Athetis pallustris (Marsh Moth)1
Bibio marci (St Mark's Fly)1
Cucullia umbratica (Shark)3
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)1
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)1
Delia platura (seedcorn maggot)1
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)1
Eilema caniola (Hoary Footman)1
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)1
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)1
Eucosma conterminana (Lettuce Tortricid)3
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)1
Hada plebeja (Shears)1
Hecatera bicolorata3
Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine’s Rustic)1
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)1
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)1
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)1
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)1
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)1
Pelosia muscerda (Dotted Footman)1
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)1
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)1
Schrankia costaestrigalis (Pinion-streaked Snout)1
Schrankia taenialis (White-line Snout)1
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)1
Tephritis formosa (Gall Fly)1
Tettigonia viridissima (Great Green Bush-cricket)1
Thrips angusticeps1
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)1
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)1




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1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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