Agriopis leucophaearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Agriopis leucophaearia: Male (die female are fast flügellos, eastern Swabian Alb) [M] Agriopis leucophaearia: Larva [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillars live polyphagous on woods, especially oak and beech (Fagus and Quercus).

Habitat:
Agriopis leucophaearia inhabits forests and park-like area with deciduous trees.

Life cycle:
The moths fly from January to April and often rest on tree trunks. The caterpillars live from April to early June, but are quite rarely found. I found them in a wooded area near Stuttgart on beech and oak.

Remarks:
The distribution extends across large parts of Europe to Western Asia.



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