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Mesapamea didyma (Lesser Common Rustic Moth)

Protected Areas


Prey / Diet

Dactylis glomerata (orchardgrass)[1]
Festuca filiformis (fineleaf sheep fescue)[2]
Luzula pilosa (Hairy Wood-rush)[3]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Full list (150)
Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amphipoea oculea (Ear Moth)2
Elachista apicipunctella2
Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)2
Mythimna turca (Double Line)2
Parasyrphus annulatus2


Pollinator of 
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[4]


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ecology of Commanster
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Jorrit 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 Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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