Isturgia limbaria (Fabricius, 1775)


Isturgia limbaria: Female (S-France, Sisteron, late April 2013) [M] Isturgia limbaria: Female (S-France, Sisteron, late April 2013) [N] Isturgia limbaria: Female (S-France, Sisteron, late April 2013) [N] Isturgia limbaria: Female (S-France, Sisteron, late April 2013) [N] Isturgia limbaria: Female (S-France, Sisteron, late April 2013) [N] Isturgia limbaria: Habitat near Sisteron in April 2013 [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on brooms, especially Cytisus scoparius.

Habitat:
Isturgia limbaria inhabits broom-rich heathland, often on sandy soils, but also woodland edges and sunny forest roads - provided, that brooms occur.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths occur between April and August in two generations. The larvae feed between May and early October.

Endangerment factors:
Sandy grasslands and heaths are declining severely in Central Europe (agriculture, overbuilding).

Remarks:
Isturgia limbaria occurs in West and Central Europe. In the south, it occurs in Spain, France and Italy.



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