Lithophane lapidea (Hübner,[1803-1808])


Lithophane lapidea: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Kerkis, larva in late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Kerkis, larva in late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Kerkis, larva in late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Kerkis, larva in late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Kerkis, larva in late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Kerkis, larva in late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Half-grown larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [M] Lithophane lapidea: Half-grown larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Half-grown larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [M] Lithophane lapidea: Half-grown larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [M] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larva (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Pupa (e.l. Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [S] Lithophane lapidea: Larval habitat (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [N] Lithophane lapidea: Larval habitat (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [N] Lithophane lapidea: Larval habitat (Samos, Kerkis, late April 2015) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Cupressus and Juniperus species (Cupressaceae). The most important species is Juniperus phoenicea (e.g. Samos).

Habitat:
Lithophane lapidea inhabits various dry and hot habitats provided host plants occur, e.g. open woodland, rocky slopes, garigues, traditional managed olive groves etc.

Life cycle:
The moths occur in autumn. The larvae develop between April and May or early June.

Remarks:
Lithophane lapidea occurs in parts of S- and SE-Europe (especially Balkan Peninsula), also in W-Asia.



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