Erebidae Arctiinae Arctiini Spilosomina Diaphora luctuosa Diaphora sordida
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Muslin Moth
Ecaille mendiante, Mendiante

Genus: Diaphora Stephens, 1827   Original genus: Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Cycnia Hübner, 1818

Adult:
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 5, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 1998
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 1999
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. mendica (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Hobro, Denmark, May 27, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
D. mendica (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (female), Allestrupgårds plantation SE of Mariager, Jylland, Denmark, May 27, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
D. mendica (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (female), Allestrupgårds plantation SE of Mariager, Jylland, Denmark, May 27, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
D. mendica (© Daniel Morel)
Adult (male), Notre-Dame-de-Londres (34), Ravin des Arcs, France, April 29, 2005
(Photo by Daniel Morel)

Larva:
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, June 2, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, May 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larvae (first instar), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 20, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larvae (first instar), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 12, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
D. mendica (© Paolo Mazzei)
Eggs, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 5, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Betula, Salix, Urtica, Rumex, Chenopodium, Atriplex, Trifolium, Lythrum, Chamaenerion, Impatiens noli-tangere, Stachys, Lamium, Galeopsis, Plantago

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