Acrotylus insubricus (Scopoli, 1786)


Acrotylus insubricus: Adult (La Palma, Canaries, December 2010) [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Adult (La Palma, Canaries, December 2010) [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Adult (La Palma, Canaries, December 2010) [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Adult (La Gomera) [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Adult (Gran Canaria) [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Adult [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Adult [N] Acrotylus insubricus: Habitat in Gran Canaria [N]

Nutrition:
Plant foods such as grasses, herbs and occasional mosses.

Habitat:
Acrotylus insubricus inhabits habitats with open ground spots, but at least slight moisture: rocky pastures, cliffs, dunes, ravines, roadsides.

Life cycle:
The adults occur hibernating throughout the year (maximum from late summer to spring).

Remarks:
Acrotylus insubricus occurs from west and north Africa across the Canary Islands and parts of the Mediterranean, but does not reach Central Europe. Moreover it is found in parts Asia.

The hind wings are mostly pink at the base. I met imagines often in La Gomera and Gran Canaria.



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