Eupithecia lentiscata Mabille, 1869


Eupithecia lentiscata: Adult (e.l. rearing, Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, larva in April 2015) [S] Eupithecia lentiscata: Adult (e.l. rearing, Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, larva in April 2015) [S] Eupithecia lentiscata: Adult (e.l. rearing, Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, larva in April 2015) [S] Eupithecia lentiscata: Larva (Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, April 2015) [M] Eupithecia lentiscata: Larva (Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, April 2015) [M] Eupithecia lentiscata: Larval habitat (Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, April 2015) [N] Eupithecia lentiscata: Larval habitat (Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, April 2015) [N] Eupithecia lentiscata: Larval habitat (Samos Island, Alyki-See near Psili Ammos, April 2015) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on flowers of Pistacia (especially P. lentiscata).

Habitat:
Eupithecia lentiscata inhabits especially garigues and maquis near the coast.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between January and March. The larvae develop between March and April.

Remarks:
In Europe, the Southern and Southeastern species is so far only known from very few regions, so Corse, Sardinia, Sicily and Samos Island. It should be a bit more widespread in fact (e.g. in the East Egean).

Literature:
Fritsch, D., Stangelmaier, G., Top-Jensen, M., Bech, K. (2014): Die nachtaktive Großschmetterlingsfauna von Samos (Griechenland, Östliche Ägäis) (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea, Lasiocampoidea, Bombycoidea, Drepanoidea, Geometroidea, Noctuoidea). — Esperiana, Buchreihe zur Entomologie, Bad Staffelstein, Band 19: 7-101.



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