Cucullia barthae Boursin 1933

Synonyms/other combinations:
Shargacucullia barthae

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Host plants:
I recorded the larva on Scrophularia peyronii in Cyprus.

Habitat:
Cucullia barthae inhabits gravelly areas along rivers and steep slopes with the host plants.

Life cycle:
The moths are on the wing between late February (e.g. Cyprus February to April) to May. The larvae are sometimes already mature in mid-April in Cyprus (in 2017 along the river Diarhizos south of Mamonia), but usually live between late March and June. I recorded up to 10 larvae on one bush of host plant., often accompanied by Cucullia verbasci.

Remarks:
Cucullia barthae occurs from Turkey to Iran and into the Levant (including Cyprus).



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