Agrochola lychnidis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Agrochola lychnidis: Adult (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Adult Agrochola lychnidis: Adult [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Adult (hair in the thoracal area already partly missing) [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Adult (e.l. Northern Greece 2008) [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Adult (e.l. Northern Greece 2008) [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Half-grown larva [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Half-grown larva [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Half-grown larva [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Half-grown larva [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva in penultimate instar [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva in penultimate instar [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva (Northern Greece) [M] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva (Northern Greece) [M] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva on Ferula communis (Sardinia, May 2012) [M] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva on Ferula communis (Sardinia, May 2012) [M] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva on Ferula communis (Sardinia, May 2012) [M] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva on Ferula communis (Sardinia, May 2012) [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Larva on Ferula communis (Sardinia, May 2012) [S] Agrochola lychnidis: Larval habitat in Sardinia in May 2012. Here also occurred Papilio hospiton. [N] Agrochola lychnidis: Habitat in Sardinia in the central mountains in May 2012. [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous on herbs and occasionally also small shrubs.

Habitat:
Agrochola lychnidis inhabits grasslands, pastures, forest edges, embankments, clearcuttings and occurs occasionally also in human settlements (gardens).

Life cycle:
The eggs overwinter. Caterpillars are found in spring and early summer (April to June). The moths fly after mainly pupal aestivation in the autumn.

Remarks:
Agrochola lychnidis occurs from Northwest Africa across Europe (missing in Northern Europe) to Asia Minor.



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