Calophasia platyptera (Esper, 1788)


Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Young larva (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Young larva (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Young larva (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [N] Calophasia platyptera: Young larva (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Half-grown larva (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Half-grown larva (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (e.l. rearing, Central Spain, Albarracin, larva in late July 2017) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [M] Calophasia platyptera: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, larva in late June 2016) [S] Calophasia platyptera: Larva in its habitat (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [N] Calophasia platyptera: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [N] Calophasia platyptera: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, Pyrgos, late June 2016) [N] Calophasia platyptera: Larval habitat with Antirrhinum (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [N] Calophasia platyptera: Larval habitat with Antirrhinum (Central Spain, Albarracin, late July 2017) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Linaria, Antirrhinum and related genera. I recorded larvae on Misopates orontium in Samos Island and on Antirrhinum in Central Spain (Albarracin).

Habitat:
Calophasia platyptera inhabits dry and warm, at least semi-open habitats of all kinds.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths occur in two or three generations between April and September.

Remarks:
Calophasia platyptera occurs especially in Southern Europe and Asia Minor, but is found Northward occasionally up to the Southern Alps in Switzerland, South Tyrol and Austria.



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