Species Accounts

Gonia ornata Meigen, 1826

Synonymsornata Meigen, 1826 [=nervosa Meigen, 1826] [=lateralis Zeller, 1842]
Shaw & Ford (1991)-
Belshaw (1993)Hosts: in Europe single records from Euxoa nigri cans, Colocasia coryli, Autographa gamma (all Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Dasychira pudibunda (Lep.: Lymantriidae) and in North Africa Psilogaster loti (Ochsenheimer) (Lep.: Lasiocampidae). Also a few questionable records from other Lepidoptera. In Britain Ceramica pisi (Noctuidae) (UMM). British distribution: S.England, Wales (Merioneth and Glamorgan), N.England, N.Scotland (Clyde Isles, Inverness* and Forfar) and Ireland (Wicklow and Mayo - M. Speight). Flight period: early April to early June (at least 50 records).
Tschorsnig & Herting (1994)[Salmacia]. Europe to Scandinavia; NS NW HE BW BY NB / A. Warm dry open areas especially sandy areas dunes. End March to End May (especially End April) 1 generation. On flowers or in dry grass; in Central Europe usually rare (commoner in Southern Europe). Predominantly Noctuidae (Agrotis Euxoa Mamestra Colocasia Plusia) individuals however also reported from Lymantriidae Lasiocampidae and Psychidae.
JNCC review (1996)-
Shaw & Ford (2000)-
NBN code NBNSYS0000030222 BRC code 8403
StatusLocal BENHS drawer4.2 7
* mapping provided courtesy of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN); all other content is copyright Chris Raper and respective authors/creators.

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