Callistege mi (Clerck, 1759)


Callistege mi: Adult [N] Callistege mi: Adult [S] Callistege mi: Adult [S] Callistege mi: Ovae [S] Callistege mi: Young larva [S] Callistege mi: Larva [S] Callistege mi: Larva [S] Callistege mi: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [S] Callistege mi: Pupa, dorsal [S] Callistege mi: Pupa, ventral [S] Callistege mi: Habitat in a limestone grassland of the eastern Swabian Alb (June 2006) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are oligophagous on Fabaceae, such as Lotus, Onobrychis or Hippocrepis.

Habitat:
Callistege mi inhabits grasslands, extensive meadows, edges, pastures and other sunny and rather dry sites.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. Moths fly in May and June, especially during the day. They can easily be flushed and sit a few meters further back to the vegetation. I found the caterpillar sporadically in grasslands from July to August.

Remarks:
Callistege mi is widespread in Europe.


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