Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758)


Amphipyra pyramidea: Adult (e.l. Schnalstal 2011) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Adult [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Adult [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Adult (e.l. Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Young larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2012) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Young larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2012) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Half-grown larva (Schnalstal, early May 2011) [M] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larva (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larva (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [M] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larva (Schnalstal 2011) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larva (Schnalstal 2011) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [M] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larva (Schnalstal 2011) [S] Amphipyra pyramidea: Larval habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb at the time of the young larvae in late April 2012 [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous on deciduous wood, especially Salix, Tilia, Ligustrum, Prunus, but also Cornus, Lonicera, Ulmus, Corylus, Fagus and many others.

Habitat:
The almost ubiquitous occurring species inhabits wood-rich areas of all kinds from forests to gardens.

Life cycle:
The eggs overwinter. Caterpillars are observed from April (often not until May) to June. Moths fly from mid-July to early October.

Endangerment factors:
Amphipyra pyramidea is not endangered.

Remarks:
The total distribution ranges across Europe and parts of Asia to Japan.



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