Allophyes corsica (Spuler, 1905)


Allophyes corsica: Adult (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Adult (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Adult (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Adult (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Adult (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Adult lower side (short after emergence, e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Half-grown larva (Sardinia, Montiferru, 1000m above sea level, May 2012) [M] Allophyes corsica: Half-grown larva (Sardinia, Montiferru, 1000m above sea level, May 2012) [M] Allophyes corsica: Half-grown larva (Sardinia, Montiferru, 1000m above sea level, May 2012) [M] Allophyes corsica: Larva in penultimate instar (Sardinia, Montiferru, 1000m above sea level, May 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva in penultimate instar (Sardinia, Montiferru, 1000m above sea level, May 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia, May 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Larva caudal [S] Allophyes corsica: Head [S] Allophyes corsica: Head [S] Allophyes corsica: Pupa (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Allophyes corsica: Pupa with advanced development (eyes dark) [S] Allophyes corsica: Pupa with starting wing discolouration [S] Allophyes corsica: Larval habitat in the undergrowth of a Quercus ilex forest in 1000m above sea level in Sardinia (Montiferru, May 2012): Crataegus (center, white flowers) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on woody Rosaceae, especially Prunus and Crataegus. I found the caterpillar in Sardinia on Crataegus.

Habitat:
Allophyes corsica inhabits forests, woods and other shrub-rich terrain. I found the larvae in fairly shady undergrowth of a well-developed holm oak forest at 1000m above sea level (Montiferru).

Life cycle:
The egg overwinters. The caterpillar lives from April to June. I observed them half-grown in the second half of May 2012. The moths emerge in October and November.

Remarks:
Allophyes corsica is endemic to Sardinia and Corsica.



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