Hoplodrina octogenaria (Goeze, 1781)


Hoplodrina octogenaria: Adult (e.l. northern Black Forest, Pforzheim, larva in late February 2010) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Adult (e.l. Memmingen, S-Germany, larva in April 2010) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Adult [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Adult (e.l. N-Greece, Samarina, larva in May 2013) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva (W-Asutria, Kanisfluh, May 2010) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva (e.l. northern Black Forest, Pforzheim, young larva in late February 2010) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva (SW-Germany, Pforzheim, May 2012) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva (Memmingen, garden, May 2010) [M] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva (N-Greece, Samarina, May 2011) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Larva (N-Greece, Samarina, May 2011) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Pupa (e.l. N-Greece, Samarina, larva in May 2013) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: Pupa (e.l. Kanisfluh 2010) [S] Hoplodrina octogenaria: The larva can be recorded in many habitat types. I found it here on a stony and sparsely vegetated slope in the Pindos mountains near Samarina (N-Greece, May 2011) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on herbs.

Habitat:
Hoplodrina octogenaria inhabits almost all at least semi-open habitats from drywarm to moist. Only intensive manure meadows are no longer inhabited by this species, too.

Life cycle:
The way flies in a single generation from June to August. The caterpillar overwinters and is observed again in April and May under old leaves, cushion plants or other litter.

Remarks:
The spread ranges from Europe (widespread) to Siberia.



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