マエアカスカシノメイガ Palpita nigropunctalis
(ツトガ科ヒゲナガノメイガ亜科)

夏の暑さが過ぎ、本格的な秋の訪れを感じはじめる9月の早朝に、アベリアの花を訪れたマエアカスカシノメイガを見つけた。

半透明の白い翅と橙色の差し色が美しいガで、早春のまだ寒い時期から灯火やコンビニの灯りに成虫が集まる。幼虫が公園の生け垣や人家に植栽されるネズミモチやライラック、オリーブなど様々なモクセイ科植物を餌としているため、都市から山間部まで広い地域で成虫を目にする。

本種の成虫は真冬以外いつでも見られるような気がするのだが、実は複雑な生活史を持っており、成虫が見られる時期は意外に限られている。幼虫が暑さにも寒さにも弱いのか、あるいは春と秋だけ餌の状態がよいのか、幼虫の生育に適さない時期を休眠してやり過ごすようだ。夏は成虫で、冬は蛹でそれぞれ休眠するらしい(Gotoh et al. 2011, 後藤 2012)。

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