Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758)


Adscita statices: Male (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. June 2014) [N] Adscita statices: Male (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. June 2014) [N] Adscita statices: Female (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. June 2014) [N] Adscita statices: Male (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Male (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Male (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Male (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Female (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Female (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Female (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Female (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Male [S] Adscita statices: Male [S] Adscita statices: Female (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Kempter Wald, larva in April 2021) [S] Adscita statices: Male taxon drenowskii (e.o. NE-Greece, Alexandroupoli, 2019) [S] Adscita statices: Female taxon drenowskii (E-Greece, Lesbos island, late May 2019) [M] Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, eastern Swabian Alb, district of Heidenheim, July 2001) [S] Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. June 2014) Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. June 2014) Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. June 2014) Adscita statices: Eggs of the taxon drenowskii (e.o. NE-Greece, Alexandroupoli, 2019) [S] Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Eggs (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L1 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L1 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L1 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L1 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L2 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L2 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Young larva (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach 2014) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L3 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L3 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L3 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L3 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L4 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L4 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L4 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L4 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L4 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L5 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L5 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva L5 (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Relative small larva in hibernation (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larvae in hibernation in different sizes (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [M] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [M] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [M] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [M] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [M] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) Adscita statices: Larva (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva (e.o. S-Germany, Kempter Wald, eggs on 06. June 2022) [S] Adscita statices: Larva [S] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Bad Kohlgrub, 2007) [S] Adscita statices: Larva [S] Adscita statices: Half-grown larva taxon drenowskii (e.o. NE-Greece, Alexandroupoli, 2019) [S] Adscita statices: Larva taxon drenowskii (e.o. NE-Greece, Alexandroupoli, 2019) [S] Adscita statices: Larva taxon drenowskii (e.o. NE-Greece, Alexandroupoli, 2019) [S] Adscita statices: Larva taxon drenowskii (e.o. NE-Greece, Alexandroupoli, 2019) [S] Adscita statices: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Kempter Wald, larva in April 2021) [S] Adscita statices: Female pupa (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Kempter Wald, larva in April 2021) [S] Adscita statices: Pupa (cocoon opened) [S] Adscita statices: Pupa [S] Adscita statices: Larva in its habitat (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [N] Adscita statices: Larva (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [N] Adscita statices: Larval habitat at the small ditch in the foreground (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, 10. April 2021) [N] Adscita statices: Larval habitat on a fen meadow (S-Germany, Bad Wurzach, 01. May 2019) [N] Adscita statices: Habitat at flight time on a fen meadow with Rumex acetosa (S-Germany, Kempter Wald, early June 2020) [N] Adscita statices: Habitat: humid, flower-rich and extensively managed meadow with Rumex acetosa [N]

Host plants:
Rumex species such as R. acetosa and R. acetosella.

Habitat:
Adscita statices inhabits in particular humid meadows, for example in fens or in the margin areas of bogs, but also drier grasslands with the larval host plant and (formerly) also mesophilic, extensively mown meadows. But the latter have almost completely vanished today.

Life cycle:
Different flight times (late May to August) are probably best interpreted analogously to Zygaena filipendulae. In wetlands (June/July) the moths are flying earlier than in dry grasslands (July/August). The caterpillar overwinters as it is the case with all European Zygaenidae. In wet meadows it is mature often already in April.

Endangerment: endangered

Endangerment factors:
Adscita statices has already lost the majority of the sites due to grassland intensification, afforestation and overbuilding. The moth is still regularly found in protected areas of wetlands.

Remarks:
Adscita statices is distributed from northern Spain (eastern Pyrenees) to western China. In Europe, it occurs widely, except for large parts of the Iberian Peninsula and the far north. Adscita statices also misses in most of Italy, where it is replaced by Adscita alpina/italica. In the southeast (e.g. Greece) occurs the taxon (subspecies) drenowskii.



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