Lithophane leautieri (Boisduval, [1829])


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Host plants:
The larvae feed on Cupressaceae, especially Juniperus (juniper).

Habitat:
Lithophane leautieri inhabits maquis, garigues, open woodlands, mountain slopes, pastures and other sites with host plants (also gardens).

Life cycle:
The moths occur in autumn between September and November/December. The larvae develop between late March and mid-June.

Remarks:
Lithophane leautieri has a principally western Mediterranean distribution (from NW-Africa to Central Europe, Italy and eastward to NW-Greece). It is extending its range and is nowadays also observed in the Benelux and adjacent W-Germany.



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