Chilodes maritimus (Tauscher, 1806)


Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larva (breeding photo 2015) [S] Chilodes maritimus: Larval habitat in the Iller valley (S-Germany) in February 2014 [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed within reed stems (Phragmites), but are said to feed also on other organic substances after hibernation, allegedly even on other insects etc.

Habitat:
Chilodes maritimus inhabits reeds of all kinds.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between June and August, rarely even earlier or later. The larvae hibernate and live within the reed stems.

Remarks:
Chilodes maritimus occurs especially in central parts of Europe, but also locally further south (except S-Spain, S-Italy, S-Greece) and in Asia Minor.


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