Lithophane semibrunnea (Haworth, 1809)

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Host plants:
The caterpillar lives mainly on Fraxinus excelsior, but should also use Prunus and others.

Lithophane semibrunnea colonizes riparian forests and other ash-rich, warm and light forests.

Life cycle:
The moth flies hibernating from late August to early May. The caterpillar lives from late April to June or early July.

Endangerment: threatened with extinction

Endangerment factors:
Lithophane semibrunnea is threatened with extinction since clear, moist texture-rich forests with a lot of ash trees decrease (the destruction of riparian forests is now almost complete, also dark forest management).

Lithophane semibrunnea occurs from Northwest Africa across south and Central Europe to Western Asia.

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