Noctuoidea

Hadeninae

Imago
Genus
Sesamia
Species
nonagrioides
Author/Year
Lefèbvre, 1827
English Vernacular
Mediterranean corn stalk borer
French Vernacular
Nonagrie bétique
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 26mm - 42mm

Imago: Trivoltine, this is an Afro-tropical species which can be found in southern Europe. A very rare visitor to light here in the north Dordogne as I am on the limit of its range.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding in the ears of cereal crops, especially maize (Zea mays)

Overwinter: As a larva in favourable conditions.

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