Nychiodes aphrodite Hausmann & Wimmer, 1994


Nychiodes aphrodite: Male (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Male (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Male (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Half-grown larva (W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [M] Nychiodes aphrodite: Half-grown larva (W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [M] Nychiodes aphrodite: Half-grown larva (W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larva (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Pupa (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Pupa (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Pupa (e.l. rearing, W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [S] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larval habitat with Crataegus (W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [N] Nychiodes aphrodite: Larval habitat with Crataegus (W-Cyprus, 500m, larva in early April 2018) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Crataegus, perhaps also other woody Rosaceae.

Habitat:
Nychiodes aphrodite inhabits slopes, pastures and open woodland rich in Crataegus bushes.

Life cycle:
The moths occur in several (presumably 3) generations between late April and November. The larva hibernates.

Remarks:
Nychiodes aphrodite is endemic to Cyprus and is found especially above 200m.



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