Eulithis populata (Linnaeus, 1758)


Eulithis populata: Adult (e.l. Ammersee, S-Bavaria, 2013) [S] Eulithis populata: Adult (e.l. Schwäbisch Gmünd 2012) [S] Eulithis populata: Adult (e.l. Schwäbisch Gmünd 2012) [S] Eulithis populata: Adult (Brandtner Tal, Vorarlberg, July 2010) [S] Eulithis populata: Young larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd, May 2012) [N] Eulithis populata: Half-grown larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd, early May 2012) [S] Eulithis populata: Larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd 2012) [S] Eulithis populata: Larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd, May 2012) [S] Eulithis populata: Larva (northern Black Forest 2012) [M] Eulithis populata: Larva (northern Black Forest 2012) [M] Eulithis populata: Larva (northern Black Forest 2012) [M] Eulithis populata: Larva [S] Eulithis populata: Larva (Ammersee, S-Bavaria, May 2013) [M] Eulithis populata: Larva (lake Ammersee, S-Bavaria, May 2013) [M] Eulithis populata: Pupa (e.l. Schwäbisch Gmünd 2012) [S] Eulithis populata: Larval habitat near Schwäbisch Gmünd: Vaccinium myrtillus in a mixed forest, May 2012. [N]

Host plants:
Vaccinium myrtillus and Vaccinium uliginosum. I found a caterpillar in the Simplon region at 2100m above sea level on bilberry and many larvae in Schwäbisch Gmünd and in the Black Forest on Vaccinium myrtillus (May 2012).

Habitat:
Eulithis populata inhabits Vaccinium-rich forests, bogs and alpine dwarf shrub belts.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates and the caterpillar is recorded from April to June, in the high altitudes even in July. The moths fly from mid-June to mid-September.

Remarks:
The distribution is Holarctic (North America, Europe, Asia).



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