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.

Habitat:
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.

Remarks:
Cosmia pyralina is widespread in temperate Eurasia to Japan.



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