Mniotype fratellum (Pinker, 1965)


Mniotype fratellum: Adult (e.l. La Palma, larva in December 2010, Adult hatched in January 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Adult (e.l. La Palma, larva in December 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Adult (e.l. La Palma, larva in December 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Adult (e.l. La Palma, larva in December 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Adult (e.l. La Palma, larva in December 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Adult (e.l. La Palma, larva in December 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Young larva (La Palma, December 2012) [M] Mniotype fratellum: Young larva (La Palma, December 2012) [M] Mniotype fratellum: Half-grown larva (La Palma, December 2010) [M] Mniotype fratellum: Half-grown larva (La Palma, December 2012) [M] Mniotype fratellum: Half-grown larva (La Palma, December 2012) [M] Mniotype fratellum: Half-grown larva (La Palma, December 2010) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Half-grown larva (La Palma, December 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Half-grown larva (e.l. La Palma 2010) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larva (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Pupa (e.l. La Palma 2010) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Pupa, Kremaster region (e.l. La Palma 2010) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Pupa (e.l. La Palma 2012) [S] Mniotype fratellum: Larval habitat in La Palma in 1000m above sea level in a cool and humid Barranco with much Rumex maderensis and Noctua noacki [N] Mniotype fratellum: Larval habitat in La Palma in 1000m above sea level in a cool and humid Barranco with much Rumex maderensis and Noctua noacki [N]

Host plants:
The larvae live polyphagous in the herb layer, but seem to prefer Rumex maderensis in La Palma (according to own observations).

Habitat:
Mniotype fratellum occurs especially in medium and higher altitudes (laurel-leaf forests, pine woodlands) where it prefers humid and cool conditions.

Life cycle:
Mniotype fratellum occurs in several generations. In the drier summer, however, most pupae enter diapause and thus it is not likely to encounter many adults then.

Remarks:
Mniotype fratellum is endemic to the Canary Islands and occurs obviously only in La Palma and Gran Canaria.



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