Amata ragazzii (Turati, 1917)


Amata ragazzii: Adult (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Adult (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Adult (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Half-grown larva (W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Pupa (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S] Amata ragazzii: Pupa (e.l. rearing, W-Abruzzes, Monte Terminillo E Rome, larva in September 2016) [S]

Host plants:
Polyphagous in the herb layer, also mosses and lichens.

Habitat:
Amata ragazzii inhabits especially mountain slopes with rich vegetation and edges between open woodland and open habitats.

Life cycle:
The larva hibernates. I found it half-grown in the Monte Terminillo region (Western Abruzzes near Rome) in late September 2016. The moths occur especially in June and early July.

Remarks:
Amata ragazzii is endemic to Western Central Italy. The adult is much larger than related species.


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