Lithophane ledereri (Staudinger, 1892)


Lithophane ledereri: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Young larva (Samos, May 2017) [M] Lithophane ledereri: Half-grown larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Samos, May 2014) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Lithophane ledereri: Larva (Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [M] Lithophane ledereri: Larva prior to constructing its cocoon (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in mid-May 2017) [S] Lithophane ledereri: Feeding scars of mature larva (Samos, May 2014) [N] Lithophane ledereri: Larval habitat along a small stream in the uplands of Samos Island in May 2014 [N] Lithophane ledereri: Larval habitat along a small stream in the uplands of Samos Island in May 2014 [N] Lithophane ledereri: Larval habitat along a small stream in the uplands of Samos Island in May 2014 [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Platanus species (Platanaceae).

Habitat:
Lithophane ledereri mostly inhabits Platanus trees along small streams above app. 400m asl.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between October and April. They hibernate. Larvae are found between April and early June. Mature larvae rest on lower side of leaves. The prepupa aestivates in the cocoon until late summer or autumn.

Remarks:
Lithophane ledereri occurs in the southern Balkans and W-Asia (e.g. Asia Minor, Iraq).



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