Horisme vitalbata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Horisme vitalbata: Female (Upper Danube Valley in SW-Germany, May 2013) [N] Horisme vitalbata: Female (Upper Danube Valley in SW-Germany, May 2013) [N] Horisme vitalbata: Place of finding of the female in the Upper Danube Valley in May 2013 [N]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on Clematis species, especially Clematis vitalba. But there are also hints on Pulsatilla. I observed a freshly emerged female in a Pulsatilla-rich limestone grassland without Clematis in the Upper Danube Valley near Beuron in May 2013.

Habitat:
Horisme vitalbata inhabits all more warm Clematis sites from riparian forests to hedges. Additionally it may settle in grasslands with Pulsatilla.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates and the moths occur in most often two generations between April and August or even September. The larvae live between May and October.

Remarks:
Horisme vitalbata is widely distributed in Europe with exception of the Far North and also occurs in temperate Asia.



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