Crocallis helenaria Ruckdeschel, 2006


Crocallis helenaria: Adult (e.l. Crete 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Adult (e.l. Crete 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Adult (e.l. Crete 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Half-grown larva (Crete, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Half-grown larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Half-grown larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [S] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larva (Crete, Ida mountains, early May 2013) [M] Crocallis helenaria: Larval habitat in the Ida mountains in Crete in early May 2013 [N] Crocallis helenaria: Larval habitat in the Ida mountains in Crete in early May 2013 [N]

Host plants:
I observed the larvae only on Acer sempervirens. But probably also other woods are used.

Habitat:
Crocallis helenaria inhabits dry and warm scrub. I found the larvae in Crete (Ida-mountains) between 900 and 1500m asl.

Life cycle:
The larvae live in spring from late March to May or early June. The moths occur in late summer and early autumn.

Remarks:
Crocallis helenaria is endemic to Crete.



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