Eremobia ochroleuca ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Eremobia ochroleuca: Adult (N-Greece, Askio moutains near Siatista, late June 2013) [M] Eremobia ochroleuca: Adult (N-Greece, Askio mountains near Siatista, late June 2013) [N] Eremobia ochroleuca: Adult (N-Greece, Askio mountains near Siatista, late June 2013) [N] Eremobia ochroleuca: Habitat near Siatista in N-Greece in late June 2013 [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on grasses.

Habitat:
Eremobia ochroleuca inhabits extensively managed dry and warm habitats like nutrient-poor grasslands and dry slopes.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates and the larva lives in spring. The moths appear between mid-June and early September. I observed freshly emerged adults in the Askio mountains (N-Greece, Siatista) in late June 2013.

Endangerment factors:
Eremobia ochroleuca is heavily in decline and thus endangered in the north because of habitat loss.

Remarks:
Eremobia ochroleuca occurs in south and Central Europe and Western Asia (to Iran).


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