Eulithis prunata (Linnaeus, 1758)


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Host plants:
The caterpillar feeds on species of Ribes (gooseberry, currant).

Habitat:
Eulithis prunata inhabits forests, hedge areas, bushy grasslands, stream margins and sometimes settlements as long as the host plant occurs.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates. The larva hatches in March or early April and is mature in May or early June. The moths fly mainly from June to August.

Remarks:
Eulithis prunata is widespread in Europe and northern and Central Asia.



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