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Shargacucullia scrophulariae - Egg The "Water betony" (Shargacucullia scrophulariae) usually deposits a single egg, just under the flower bud off the host plant (Scropularia). I twisted the plant to the side to get a better angle on the egg ... Cucullia,Cucullia scrophulariae,Egg,Jane's garden,Lepidoptera,Moth Week 2020,Noctuidae,Ovae,Shargacucullia,Shargacucullia scrophulariae,Water Betony,nl: Helmkruidvlinder Click/tap to enlarge

Shargacucullia scrophulariae - Egg

The "Water betony" (Shargacucullia scrophulariae) usually deposits a single egg, just under the flower bud off the host plant (Scropularia). I twisted the plant to the side to get a better angle on the egg ...

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Cucullia (Shargacucullia) scrophulariae, the water betony, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found throughout Europe, east to Turkey. The wingspan is about 45 mm. The moth flies from May to August depending on the location.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jul 18, 2020.