Eupholidoptera smyrnensis (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1882)


Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Male (east of Thessaloniki, Mt. Hortiatis, Greece, late June 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Male (Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, east of Mt. Hortiatis, late June 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Male (Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, east of Mt. Hortiatis, late June 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Female (Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, east of Mt. Hortiatis, late June 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Female (Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, east of Mt. Hortiatis, late June 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Habitat (Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, east of Mt. Hortiatis, late June 2013) [N] Eupholidoptera smyrnensis: Habitat (east of Thessaloniki, Mt. Hortiatis, Greece, late June 2013) [N]

Habitat:
Eupholidoptera smyrnensis inhabits scrub, forest edges, herb- and shrub-rich grasslands and pastures, light Pteridium aquilinum stands and similar formations.

Life cycle:
The adults occur in summer and early autumn. They often climb in bushes up to several meters and can be observed in numbers on a stem.

Remarks:
Eupholidoptera smyrnensis occurs in Europe in the southeastern Balkan Peninsula (NE-Greece from Thessaloniki eastwards, S-Bulgaria, uropean Part of Turkey, eastern Eagean) and in Asia Minor.



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