Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1758)


Agrochola litura: Adult [S] Agrochola litura: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Agrochola litura: Adult [S] Agrochola litura: Adult [S] Agrochola litura: Adult [S] Agrochola litura: Young larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, April 2010) [M] Agrochola litura: Half-grown larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, e.l. April 2010) [S] Agrochola litura: Half-grown larva (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Agrochola litura: Larva (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Agrochola litura: Larva (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Agrochola litura: Larva (brown form) [M] Agrochola litura: Larva [M] Agrochola litura: Larva [S] Agrochola litura: Typical larval habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb (June 2009) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on grasses, herbs and low shrubs. I found the young caterpillars in April 2010 in a grassland on the eastern Swabian Alb on freshly sprouting grasses on rocks.

Habitat:
Agrochola litura occurs in many habitats both in open areas and in forest fringes. Agrochola litura is regularly found in limestone grasslands with partly higher growing structures.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates and the caterpillar lives from April to early June. The pupa aestivates and the adults fly in early autumn from late August to October.

Remarks:
Agrochola litura is widespread in Europe and Western Asia.



Agrochola circellaris | Agrochola haematidea | Agrochola helvola | Agrochola laevis | Agrochola lota | Agrochola lychnidis | Agrochola macilenta | Agrochola mansueta | Agrochola nitida 
German version / deutsche Version