Cucullia santolinae Rambur, 1834


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Host plants:
The larvae feed on Asteraceae, especially Artemisia and Santolina.

Habitat:
Cucullia santolinae inhabits dry and warm, extensively managed habitats in the open landscape or in very sparse dry woodlands.

Life cycle:
The adults occur in the spring between February and May. The larvae are mainly found between April and June. The moths hibernate partially develeoped within the pupa.

Remarks:
Cucullia santolinae occurs in N-Africa, SW-Europe (Iberian Pensinsula, S-France, Italy) and allegedly also in Greece and Turkey.



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