Species Accounts

Epicampocera succincta (Meigen, 1824)

Synonymssuccincta (Meigen, 1824 - Tachina) [=cognata (Stephens, 1829 - Tachina), nomen nudum]
CommentsDark ground-colour; small hairs down silvery dusted face; brown palps (spoon-shaped on female)
Shaw & Ford (1991)Pieris rapae (L.): l male, 2 female, p., Autumn 83, Spring 84, 28.v-6.vi.84, Crieff, Perthshire (J.R.M.); Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel): 1 male, 1., ix.88, v.89, Derbyshire (F.H.). Previously bred from P. rapae (Richards, 1940), ,attacking the young larvae.
Belshaw (1993)Ecological relationship with Pieris in Richards (1940). Hosts: mainly Pieris spp (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) but also other Lepidoptera. In Britain: Noctuidae - Hadena bicruris (Ford & Shaw, 1991). Pieridae - Pieris rapae (3 - inc. 1 on Hespenis matronalis), P.napi (2 - inc. 1 on Alliania petiolata). In Europe also recorded from Evergestis forficalis (Pyralidae) and the non-British Ascotis selenania (D. &S.) (Geometridae). British distribution: England, Wales, N.Scotland and Ireland (Cork and Waterford). Habitat: waysides (Emden, 1954). Flight period: late July/August (80% of records) but some from cud of May (at least 50 records). In Europe more than 1 generation per year (Herting. 1960).
Tschorsnig & Herting (1994)Europe to Scandinavia; NS NW HE RP BW BY NB / A CH. Meadows forest edges. 2 generations: End April to End June and Early July to Early October. In Spring on foliage in Summer visits flowers; frequent. Pieris rapae L P. napi L P. melete M+n+tr. (Pieridae); One record also from Hadena bicruris Hufn. (Noctuidae) and Boarmia selenaria Schiff. (Geometridae).
JNCC review (1996)-
Shaw & Ford (2000)-
NBN code NBNSYS0000030247 BRC code 5501
StatusCommon BENHS drawer2.6 15
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