Agrochola gratiosa (Staudinger, 1882)


Agrochola gratiosa: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2018) [S] Agrochola gratiosa: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [M] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [S] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [S] Agrochola gratiosa: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [S] Agrochola gratiosa: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in May 2018) [S] Agrochola gratiosa: Larval habitat in an embankment in open woodland (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [N] Agrochola gratiosa: Larval habitat in an embankment in open woodland (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, May 2018) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous in the herb-layer.

Habitat:
Agrochola gratiosa often inhabits open woodland and maquis with herbal unterstory and sunny embankments.

Life cycle:
The moths occur in autumn (September to mid-November). The larvae develop especially in spring from March to May.

Remarks:
Agrochola gratiosa occurs locally in Bulgaria (Struma Valley), in Greece (incl. Samos Island) and in W-Asia (especially Turkey).



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