Eilema deplana (Esper, 1787)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787)

Eilema deplana: Adult (e.l. Schwäbisch Gmünd 2010) [S] Eilema deplana: Adult (e.l. Schwäbisch Gmünd) [S] Eilema deplana: Adult (e.l. Schwäbisch Gmünd) [S] Eilema deplana: Male [N] Eilema deplana: Half-grown larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd, June 2010) [M] Eilema deplana: Half-grown larva [M] Eilema deplana: Larva [S] Eilema deplana: Larva [S] Eilema deplana: Larva [S] Eilema deplana: Larva [S] Eilema deplana: Habitat in a humid spruce forest in the eastern Swabian Alb in Germany [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on algae, moss, and lichens.

Habitat:
The preferred habitats are coniferous forests, mixed forests, bog woodland and sand pines. But Eilema deplana occurs occasionally also in pure deciduous forest areas.

Life cycle:
A single generation is formed (end June to August), as in most other Eilema species in Central Europe. Wintered caterpillars I found on spruce trunks in May and early June. Young caterpillars can be tapped together with mature Atolmis rubricollis of spruce branches on wet forest trails in September.

Endangerment factors:
Eilema deplana is not endangered.

Remarks:
The total distribution ranges from Northern Spain to East Asia.



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