Athetis hospes (Freyer, 1831)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Proxenus hospes

Athetis hospes: Adult (e.l. Camargue, larva in October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Adult (e.l. Camargue, larva in October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Larva (Camargue, October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Larva (Camargue, October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Larva (Camargue, October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Larva (Camargue, October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Larva (Camargue, October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: Larva (Camargue, October 2013) [S] Athetis hospes: I could beat two larvae out of Epilobium in the wet standing forbs and reed on the right side of the photo (Camargue, October 2013) [N]

Host plants:
The larva is polyphagous on herbs. I have beaten two larvae from Epilobium in a ditch in Camargue (France).

Habitat:
Athetis hospes inhabits most often lowland habitats, ranging from wet to moderately dry.

Life cycle:
Athetis hospes hibernates as mature larva which pupates in spring without having fed again. The moths occur in at least two generations between March and September.

Remarks:



Athetis gluteosa 
German version / deutsche Version