Nychiodes dalmatina (Wagner, 1909)


Nychiodes dalmatina: Male (e.l. Northern Greece 2010) [S] Nychiodes dalmatina: Female (e.l. Northern Greece 2010) [S] Nychiodes dalmatina: Female (e.l. Northern Greece 2010) [S] Nychiodes dalmatina: Adult (e.l. N-Greece) [S] Nychiodes dalmatina: Larva (N-Greece 2008) [M] Nychiodes dalmatina: Larva, typical is a orange collar (N-Greece) [M] Nychiodes dalmatina: Larva (Northern Greece, May 2010) [M] Nychiodes dalmatina: Larva (Northern Greece, May 2010) [M] Nychiodes dalmatina: Larval habitat in Northern Greece (May 2010) [N] Nychiodes dalmatina: Larval habitat in Northern Greece with Pyrus spinosa (Askio mountains near Livera, May 2010) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on woody Rosaceae. I found caterpillars in Greece on Prunus, Pyrus spinosa and Crataegus bushes.

Habitat:
Nychiodes dalmatina inhabits dry warm shrub associations and sparse oak forests with Prunus and Crataegus.

Life cycle:
Nychiodes dalmatina appears to have two generations in Greece. I found fully-grown caterpillars in early May 2008 and mid-July 2007. The caterpillar overwinters and can be often found clung to the trunk.

Remarks:
The distribution is Southeastern European and ranges from Istria to Greece and further to Western Asia (Turkey).



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