Cosmia pyralina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. Iller) [S]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Ulmus, Prunus and some other woody species. I found a caterpillar on blackthorn.

Cosmia pyralina inhabits riparian forests and other deciduous or mixed forests and wood-rich areas.

Life cycle:
The egg overwinter. Caterpillars are found mainly in May and June. The moths fly from late June to early August.

Cosmia pyralina is widespread in temperate Eurasia to Japan.

Cosmia affinis | Cosmia confinis | Cosmia trapezina 
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