Amphipyra stix Herrich-Schäffer, [1850]


Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [M] Amphipyra stix: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [M] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [M] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [M] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [M] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [M] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Amphipyra stix: Larval habitat along a forest road (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [N] Amphipyra stix: Larval habitat along a forest road (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [N] Amphipyra stix: Larval habitat along a forest road (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [N] Amphipyra stix: Larval habitat along a forest road (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [N] Amphipyra stix: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [N] Amphipyra stix: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, Manolates, mid-May 2017) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae live polyphagously in the low herb-layer. They obviously prefer yellow or white Asteraceae and Galium.

Habitat:
Amphipyra stix inhabits dry and warm, open to semi-open and often rocky terrain. In Samos Island in May 2017, I recorded the larvae especially in open woodland in nutrient-poor and dry edges between path and forest.

Life cycle:
The eggs hibernate and the larvae ocurr between March and May or June. The moths fly between June and August or September.

Remarks:
Amphipyra stix occurs from the Balkans (e.g. Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania) to Iran.



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