Acrostira tamarani Baez, 1984


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Nutrition:
The species feeds on bushy Euphorbia species.

Habitat:
Acrostira tamarani inhabits Euphorbia-rich stony slopes (succulent belt) and open pine woodland most often between 300 and 1300m.

Life cycle:
The adults are supposed to occur year-round. I met adults and larvae of various stages in mid-December 2016 (700m, Mirador de Tasartico). The animals usually sit on twigs and stems of the host plants during favourable weather conditions.

Endangerment factors:
Acrostira tamarani has surely already been pushed back by overbuilding and agriculture (incl. goat grazing). Nowadays especially bush fires are a major threat.

Remarks:
Acrostira tamarani is endemic to Gran Canaria (Spain, Canaries).



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