Colobochyla salicalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Colobochyla salicalis: Adult (östliche Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [N] Colobochyla salicalis: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [N] Colobochyla salicalis: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [N] Colobochyla salicalis: Habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb. I observed adults on this grassy stripe. In the woodland edges there are willows and aspen (June 2009). [N] Colobochyla salicalis: Habitat on the eastern Swabian Alb. I observed adults on this grassy stripe. In the woodland edges there are willows and aspen (June 2009). [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on Salix and Populus species (willow, poplar).

Habitat:
The hygrophile species inhabits bright, moist forests, clearcuttings and plantations with grassy fringes and young willow or aspen.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in a single or two generations from May to September with peak in late May and in June. The caterpillars live then from June to September. Their way of life is not well known.

Endangerment: regionally endangered or decreasing

Endangerment factors:
Colobochyla salicalis is in decline since softwoods and border edges are becoming increasingly rare in our central-European forests that are largely degenerated to pure timber fields.

Remarks:
The distribution ranges from Northern Spain through central and parts of Southern Europe to the Urals.


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