Lithophane furcifera (Hufnagel, 1766)


Lithophane furcifera: Adult (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Adult (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Adult (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Adult (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Young larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Young larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Half-grown larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Half-grown larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Half-grown larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Half-grown larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Half-grown larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Half-grown larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S] Lithophane furcifera: Larva (breeding photo, material from W-France) [S]

Host plants:
The larva most often feeds on Alnus glutinosa, but also on other deciduous trees, especially of Betulaceae family.

Habitat:
Lithophane furcifera inhabits Alnus swamps, stream valleys, lakes and other humid places.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between August and early May. They overwinter. Larvae develop between April and June. Young larvae keep themselves on lower leaf surfaces, but a part of the older ones may hide on the trunk or under moss and loose bark during daytime.

Endangerment factors:
Lithophane furcifera is endangered due to human-caused destroyment of wet habitats (agriculture, forestry, overbuilding).

Remarks:
Lithophane furcifera occurs in parts of Europe (misses in most parts of the Mediterranean) and Asia (N-Turkey, Sibiria).



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