Noctuidae Noctuinae Hadenini Mamestra brassicae Pachetra sagittigera
Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
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Noctuelle de la persicaire

Genus: Melanchra Hübner, [1820]   Original genus: Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
M. persicariae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, June 28, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. persicariae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 10, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. persicariae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Pereto, Monti Simbruini, 1300m (L'Aquila), Italy, July 7, 2015
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. persicariae (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, June 28, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)

Larva:
M. persicariae (© Knud Erik Henningsen)
Larva, Fuglsang, Lolland, Denmark. Thanks to Jeroen Voogd, Butterflies and Moths, for having identified this species
(Photo by Knud Erik Henningsen)
M. persicariae (© Monika Fabianska)
Larva, Southern Poland, October 2002
(Photo by Monika Fabianska)

Foodplants:
A wide variety of low plants

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