Lithophane semibrunnea (Haworth, 1809)


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

Habitat:
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).

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



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