Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758),

Ronkay, Laszlo, Behounek, Gottfried & Müller, Günter C., 2015, PLusiinae (Excl. Abrostolini) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Ethiopia. A faunistical survey with biogeographical comments, Zootaxa 4013 (2), pp. 235-251: 245

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Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)


Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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Material examined. Tigray region, Simien National Park. 3500 m. V. 2005. Leg. Kravchenko V.

Literature. Kravchenko et al. 2007; Wiltshire 1990.

General distribution pattern. Throughout the entire Palearctic region including North Africa (Hacker 2001; Nazmi et al. 1981). In Sub-Saharan Africa recorded only from Ethiopia.

Distribution in Ethiopia. Throughout medium and high elevations (especially Shewa region). Common above 2.000 m.

Host plants. Polyphagous on different Lamiaceae  plants, pest of many vegetables, also alfalfa and clover.