Clytie illunaris (Hübner, [1809-1813])


Clytie illunaris: Adult (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Adult (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Adult (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Adult (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Young larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Young larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Young larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Young larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Young larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Half-grown larva (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [M] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larva (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, larva in late September 2017) [S] Clytie illunaris: Larval habitat (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [N] Clytie illunaris: Larval habitat (Spain, Cadiz, Barbate river near Vejer de la Frontera, late September 2017) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Tamarix species, in SW-Europe supposedly most often on T. gallica.

Habitat:
Clytie illunaris inhabits lowland habitats of all kinds provided that Tamarix occurs, e.g. especially coastal wetlands, rivers, salty inland places etc.

Life cycle:
The moths usually occur in two or three generations between April and October. The larvae mostly live between late May and November. I recorded them quite numerously in SW-Spain (province of Cadiz) in late September 2017. Some of these larvae resulted in moths in the same year. The pupa hibernates.

Remarks:
Clytie illunaris occurs in NW-Africa (and the Canaries), the Arabian Peninsula and in SW-Europe (Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy).



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