Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Phlyctaenia coronata




This species occurs in Europe as well as in North America, and its caterpillar feeds on elder, Sambucus sp., on both sides of the Atlantic. I found the caterpillar in July on some elder leaves that I had brought in for some other caterpillars, and it was no trouble at all to rear. After a few days, it made a neat silken cocoon on the surface of a leaf, and the adult moth emerged three weeks later.

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