Drepana cultraria (Fabricius, 1775)

Drepana cultraria: Adult (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [M] Drepana cultraria: Larva (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, mid-September 2011) [N] Drepana cultraria: Larva [S] Drepana cultraria: Larva [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on beech (Fagus), rarely according to literature also on oak (Quercus).

Drepana cultraria inhabits beech forests or mixed beech forests.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly in two generations from late March to early June and from late June to September. The caterpillar lives from May to October.

Drepana cultraria is widespread in the beech forests of Europe. It penetrates apparently only little into Asia (e.g. Asia Minor).

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