Isturgia berytaria (Staudinger, 1892)


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Host plants:
The larva feeds on genista (genus Genista and Calicotome), e.g. Genista acanthoclada in Samos Island or Genista fasselata in Cyprus.

Habitat:
Isturgia berytaria inhabits open woodland, maquis, garigues and other scrub with Genista.

Life cycle:
The moths fly in autumn (October to December). The larvae can be beaten from the host plant between late March and May.

Remarks:
Isturgia berytaria occurs locally in Greece (mainland and some Islands like Crete and Samos), outside Europe in Turkey, Cyprus and the Levant.



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