Heliothis nubigera Herrich-Schäffer, 1851


Heliothis nubigera: Adult (Fuerteventura, February 2011). Found in a Ononis hesperia bush in the coastal dunes by beating. [M] Heliothis nubigera: Adult (Fuerteventura, February 2011). Found in a Ononis hesperia bush in the coastal dunes by beating. [M] Heliothis nubigera: Female (Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, early March 2016) [M] Heliothis nubigera: Female (Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, early March 2016) [M] Heliothis nubigera: Adult (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Adult (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Adult (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Adult (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Eggs (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva in the first instar (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Young larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Young larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Half-grown larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Larva (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Pupa (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Pupa (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Pupa (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Pupa (e.o. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, Kamara, female early March 2016) [S] Heliothis nubigera: Habitat in Fuerteventura in the February 2011: dunes near the coast with Ononis hesperia, Zygophyllum, Launaea arborescens and others. [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on species such as Zygophyllum, Ononis, Calendula, Erodium, Geranium etc.

Habitat:
Heliothis nubigera inhabits dry-warm, often coastal habitats.

Life cycle:
Heliothis nubigera flies in several generations. In the Canary Islands, they can be found year-round.

Remarks:
Heliothis nubigera is widespread in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World. It occurs for example in the Canary Islands, north Africa and in southernmost Europe in the Mediterranean. Further north, the moth occurs only sporadically as rare vagrants.



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