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Mormo maura (Old Lady)

Wikipedia Abstract

Mormo maura, the old lady or black underwing, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone (found from North-Western Africa through all over southern Europe. It reaches its northern border in the West in Northern Ireland and Central Scotland, in Central Europe, in Northern Germany and Poland. In some Nordic countries, there are single finds. The other occurrence areas include Turkestan, Anatolia, the Middle East and Iraq)
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Aber 855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Dickkopf - Bendeleber Forst - NSG Gatterberge 3030 Germany  
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Elstertal zwischen Greiz und Wünschendorf 3959 Germany  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rosbachtal 353 Germany  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Siegaue und Siegmündung 1395 Germany  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Rieselfelder Münster' 1080 Germany  
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Euonymus japonicus (Japanese spindletree)[2]
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)[1]
Hedera helix (Algerian ivy)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix fragilis (crack willow)[2]
Stellaria media (chickweed)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)4
Abroma temperata3
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)3
Amphipyra pyramidea3
Aporophyla lutulenta (Deep Brown Dart)3
Aporophyla nigra (Black Rustic)3
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)3
Blepharita satura (Beautiful Arches)3
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)3
Choristoneura hebenstreitella (Mountain-ash tortricid)3
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)3
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)3
Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)5
Conistra rubiginea (Dotted Chestnut)3
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)3
Ennomos quercinaria (August Thorn)3
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)3
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)3
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)3
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)3
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)3
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)3
Idaea aversata (Riband Wave Moth)3
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)3
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)3
Lithophane hepatica3
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)3
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)3
Naenia typica (Gothic)3
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)4
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)3
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)3
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)3
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)3
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)3
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)3
Orthosia miniosa (Blossom Underwing)3
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Swallow-tailed Moth)4
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)3
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)3
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)3
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)3
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)3
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)3
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)3
Turdus iliacus (Redwing)3
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)3
Turdus pilaris (Fieldfare)3
Turdus viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)3
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)4
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)3
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)3




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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