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Lycophotia porphyrea (True Lover's Knot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The true lover's knot (Lycophotia porphyrea) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in the west Palearctic in a wide band through North, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia (up to the Ural mountains). In the South it is spread through northern Spain and Northern Portugal, Northern Italy, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Northern Greece . In Europe it is found wherever its food plants grow. It is traditionally thought of as a species of heathland and moorland but it can often be found in places where heather and its relatives are in garden cultivation.In the mountains it is found up to an altitude of over 2000 metres a.s.l.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Erica cinerea (Scotch heath)[2]
Erica tetralix (crossleaf heath)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Pollinator of 
Erica tetralix (crossleaf heath)[3]


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Jorrit 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.
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