Agrochola nitida


Agrochola nitida: Female (e.l. South Tyrol, Val Müstair, larva in early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Female (e.l. South Tyrol, Val Müstair, larva in early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Female (e.l. South Tyrol, Val Müstair, larva in early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Female (e.l. South Tyrol, Val Müstair, larva in early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Larva (South Tyrol, Val Müstair, early May 2015) [M] Agrochola nitida: Larva (South Tyrol, Val Müstair, early May 2015) [M] Agrochola nitida: Larva (South Tyrol, Val Müstair, early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Larva (South Tyrol, Val Müstair, early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Larva (South Tyrol, Val Müstair, early May 2015) [M] Agrochola nitida: Larva (South Tyrol, Val Müstair, early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Pupa (e.l. rearing, South Tyrol, Val Müstair, larva in early May 2015) [S] Agrochola nitida: Larval habitat (Val Müstair, South Tyrol, early May 2015) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on grasses and herbs, more rarely (initially?) also bushes.

Habitat:
Agrochola nitida most often inhabits dry and warm biotopes like bushy dry grasslands or broad woodland margins. I found two larvae in South Tyrol (Val Müstair) together with Epipsilia larvae in Festuca tussocks in dry Festuca grasslands in 1300m asl.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates and the larva develops between late March and May or June. Pupation occurs not until late summer and moths appear between August and October.

Remarks:
Agrochola nitida occurs in Europe and W-Asia.



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