Euclidia glyphica (Linnaeus, 1758)


Euclidia glyphica: Adult [S] Euclidia glyphica: Adult (eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Euclidia glyphica: Half-grown larva (in moult rest, eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Euclidia glyphica: Larva [S] Euclidia glyphica: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, 07/10/2012) Euclidia glyphica: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, 07/10/2012) [M] Euclidia glyphica: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Euclidia glyphica: Head (eastern Alb, October 2012) [M] Euclidia glyphica: Habitat on a limestone grassland on the eastern Swabian Alb (early June 2006) [N] Euclidia glyphica: Habitat in a slightly moist, ruderalized meadow in northeastern Baden-Württemberg in early June 2012. [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are oligophagous on Fabaceae.

Habitat:
Euclidia glyphica inhabits nutrient-poor grasslands, extensive meadows, fens, alpine meadows, wide forest edges and similar locations.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. Adults are found from late April to June, and in an often only partial but regular second generation from July to August. The adults feed nectar during the day on all sorts of flowers and are quite active in the sun. The caterpillar lives from June to September, partly still in early October.

Remarks:
Euclidia glyphica is widespread in Europe. In addition, it is also found in the Maghreb and in temperate Asia.


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