Eupholidoptera chabrieri (Charpentier, 1825)


Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Swizzera, Ticino, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Swizzera, Ticino, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Switzerland, Ticino, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Switzerland, Ticino, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Switzerland, Ticino, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Abruzzes, Campo Felice, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Male (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Campo Felice, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Campo Felice, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Campo Felice, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Italy, Abruzzes, Campo Felice, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (Italy, Rieti, Monte Terminillo, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Female (France, S-Alps, Tende, early October 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Habitat in S-Ticino (Switzerland, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Habitat in S-Ticino (Switzerland, Cava di Marmo near Arzo, early October 2007) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Habitat in the Abruzzes (Italia, Campo Felice, 1600m, late September 2016) [N] Eupholidoptera chabrieri: Habitat on Monte Terminillo (Rieti, 1600m, late September 2016) [N]

Nutrition:
Insects and plant parts

Habitat:
Eupholidoptera chabrieri inhabits warm scrub, edges, clearings and quarries, often with Rubus-thickets in low and medium altitudes up to 1300m above sea level.

Life cycle:
The adults appear from mid-summer to late October. The eggs overwinter in the soil. The animals can be observed in cool but sunny weather in the morning on the edge of the bushes close to the ground, but retire in extreme heat deep into the thicket.

Remarks:
The distribution extends mainly from S-France to the southern Alps and at least Central Italy (Abruzzes). In the Southern Alps Eupholidoptera chabrieri reaches the southern Ticino (Switzerland). There it is still relatively common, even if it is pushed back through the still increasing housing sprawl and ever further agricultural intensification.
Further to the Southeast (NE Italy, Balkans) there is a closely related taxon (E. schmidti) and in S-Italy a few other, too (e.g. E. garganica). In the balkans the taxonomic situation is still uncertain.



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