Clytie syriaca (Bugnion, 1837)


Clytie syriaca: Adult (Kos Island, Greece, on the ferry to Kalimnos, mid-May 2016) [M] Clytie syriaca: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [M] Clytie syriaca: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [M] Clytie syriaca: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [M] Clytie syriaca: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [M] Clytie syriaca: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Clytie syriaca: Larval habitat (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, late June 2016) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Tamarix.

Habitat:
Clytie syriaca inhabits coastal areas (e.g. dunes), wetlands, river valleys, road sides and other places with Tamarix.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates and the moths occur probably in most often two generations between April and October. In Samos Island I recorded many young larvae in late June and early July 2016 on tamarisks that grew directly in the hot sand on the beach. A pupa went in dormancy. Thus the second generation is probably not complete in the field, too.

Remarks:
Clytie syriaca occurs from the Balkans (e.g. Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Greece including many islands) to China.


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