Heterogynis canalensis (Chapman, 1904)


Heterogynis canalensis: Male on the female cocoon (Aisa, July 2010) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Mating : the females partly do not emerge, so that they have to be inseminated through the cocoon (western Spanish Pyrenees, Aisa, July 2010) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Artificially opened cocoon of Heterogynis canalensis: female at the pupal skin (Aisa, July 2010) [M] Heterogynis canalensis: Female (e.l. rearing, Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, larva in late May 2018) [S] Heterogynis canalensis: Female (e.l. rearing, Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, larva in late May 2018) [S] Heterogynis canalensis: Female (e.l. rearing, Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, larva in late May 2018) [S] Heterogynis canalensis: Half-grown larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Half-grown larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [S] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [S] Heterogynis canalensis: Female cocoon of Heterogynis canalensis (Aisa, Spain) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, larva in late May 2018) [S] Heterogynis canalensis: Habitat of Heterogynis canalensis in the Spanish Pyrenees (Jaca): nutrient-poor meadow in dry woodlands [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larva in its habitat (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N] Heterogynis canalensis: Larval habitat with Calycotome (Spain, Teruel, Albarracin, late May 2018) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Fabaceae, usually brooms (e.g. Calycotome sp. near Teruel).

Habitat:
I observed Heterogynis canalensis in a mosaic of nutrient-poor grassland, scrub and oak woodland in the western Spanish Pyrenees. The most important habitat type should be bushy grasslands. Near Albarracin (Teruel) Heterogynis canalensis inhabits gappy broom (Calycotome) in sheep pastures.

Life cycle:
The life cycle should be similar to Heterogynis penella. I observed cocoons and adults in early July 2010 in the west Pyrenees and larvae in May 2018 near Teruel.

Remarks:
Heterogynis canalensis occurs in Spain, e.g. in Central Spain near Teruel or in the Spanish Pyrenees and their southern extended foreland. In France, it is restricted to a few sites in the eastern Pyrenees.



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