Hoplodrina respersa (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Hoplodrina respersa: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Hoplodrina respersa: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb) [S] Hoplodrina respersa: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Hoplodrina respersa: Half-grown larva (eastern Swabian Alb). The light spots are not always distinct at this stage. [N] Hoplodrina respersa: Half-grown larva [M] Hoplodrina respersa: Larva [M] Hoplodrina respersa: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb) [N] Hoplodrina respersa: Larva (Ostalb) [M] Hoplodrina respersa: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [M] Hoplodrina respersa: Pupa [S] Hoplodrina respersa: Larvalhabitat in a small old quarry on the eastern Swabian Alb (April 2009) [N] Hoplodrina respersa: Larval habitat in a rocky grassland of the eastern Swabian Alb in May 2009. [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous on grasslands and rock vegetation such as horseshoe vetch.

Habitat:
Hoplodrina respersa inhabits rocky, dry grasslands, quarries and other rupicolous, rocky or more rarely also sandy places.

Life cycle:
The half-grown caterpillar overwinters and is active from March. The pupation takes place in May. Moths fly from June to August. The caterpillars are active at night and can be found under rocks or pads of horseshoe vetch and other plants during the day.

Endangerment: regionally endangered or decreasing

Endangerment factors:
Hoplodrina respersa is relatively widespread and has comparatively low requirements. So it is still not threatened existentially despite the decline in preferred habitats.

Remarks:
The total distribution extends across Europe. In addition, it is found in Asia Minor.



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