Kurtharzia nugatoria (NavŠs, 1908)


Kurtharzia nugatoria: Female (CastellÚn, Spain, July 2013) [N] Kurtharzia nugatoria: Female (CastellÚn, July 2013) [N] Kurtharzia nugatoria: Mating (CastellÚn, July 2013) [N] Kurtharzia nugatoria: Male (CastellÚn, July 2013) [N] Kurtharzia nugatoria: Male (Spain, CastellÚn, late Juli 2013) [N] Kurtharzia nugatoria: Habitat (CastellÚn, Xodos, 1000m asl, July 2013) [N]

Nutrition:
The species feeds on herbs. I observed feeding on Euphorbia inflorescences.

Habitat:
Kurtharzia nugatoria inhabits stony and grazed grasslands and garrigues in medium high altitudes.

Life cycle:
The adults appear in summer. They mostly stay on the ground and climb only for feeding onto herbs.

Remarks:
Kurtharzia nugatoria is endemic to lower mountain ranges in eastern Spain. I observed it northwest of CastellÚn.