Calophasia acuta (Freyer, [1838])

Synonyms/other combinations:
Pamparama acuta

Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Female (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2020)  [S] Calophasia acuta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2020) [S] Calophasia acuta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2020) [S] Calophasia acuta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2020) [S] Calophasia acuta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017, adult in spring 2020) [S] Calophasia acuta: Egg (W-Cyprus, oviposition in spring 2019) [S] Calophasia acuta: L1 larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: L1 larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, April 2015) [S] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, early May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, early May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, early May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, early May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Samos, early May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, early May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [N] Calophasia acuta: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [N] Calophasia acuta: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, May 2018) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Misopates orontium (L.) Raf. (Scrophulariaceae/Plantaginaceae), secondarily probably also on Linaria or Antirrhinum.

Habitat:
Calophasia acuta inhabits dry and hot places from sea level up to about 600m, especially rocky places, garigues, extensively managed olive groves and fallow land with the host plant.

Life cycle:
The moths occur ealy between February and May. The larvae are usually found in April and May (in Cyprus more in April, in Samos Island more in May). The pupa hibernates usually at least twice, often multiple (rearing results).

Remarks:
Calophasia acuta occurs in SE-Europe (especially Greece, S-Bulgaria, S-FYROM) and W-Asia (Cyprus, Turkey to Iraq).

Literature:
Wagner, W. (2019): Calophasia (Pamparama) acuta (Freyer, [1838]) (stat. rev., comb. rev.) - the larva and its ecology in Samos Island, Greece (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).- Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo, N. F. 40 (1): 4952.



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