Microloxia simonyi (Rebel, 1894)


Microloxia simonyi: Male (La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey, February 2013) [M] Microloxia simonyi: Male (La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey, February 2013) [M] Microloxia simonyi: Female (La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey, February 2013) [M] Microloxia simonyi: Female (La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey, February 2013) [M] Microloxia simonyi: Eggs (e.o. Valle Gran Rey 2013) [S]

Host plants:
The larvae are supposed to feed on Launaea arborescens and Schizogyne sericea, perhaps also on other Asteraceae.

Habitat:
Microloxia simonyi inhabits dry and warm habitats such as rocky slopes or ravines (barrancos).

Life cycle:
Microloxia simonyi is probably found year-round. The adults are strongly attracted to light. I found them at an illumined building in La Gomera in Valle Gran Rey (February 2013).

Remarks:
Microloxia simonyi is endemic to the more western Canary Islands such as Tenerife or La Gomera.

Hints on determination:
Microloxia simonyi is less intense green than Microloxia schmitzi.



Microloxia schmitzi