Ocnogyna nogelli Lederer, 1865


Ocnogyna nogelli: Female (e.l. Samos, larva in early May 2009, e.p. in spring 2011) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Young larva (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [N] Ocnogyna nogelli: Young larva (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [N] Ocnogyna nogelli: Young larva (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [N] Ocnogyna nogelli: Half-grown larva (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [N] Ocnogyna nogelli: Half-grown larva (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Half-grown larva (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larva (e.l. Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larva (e.l. Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larva (Samos, east of Kerkis, late May 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larva (Samos, east of Kerkis, late May 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larva (Samos, east of Kerkis, late May 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larva (e.l. Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Pupa (e.l. Samos 2014) [S] Ocnogyna nogelli: Young larva on a sprouting orchid (Samos, Psili Ammos, late April 2015) [N] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larval habitat near SE-coast (Psili Ammos, Samos, late April 2015) [N] Ocnogyna nogelli: Larval habitat (Samos, late April 2015) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous, but often prefer orchids or brooms.

Habitat:
Ocnogyna nogelli inhabits maquis and other dry Mediterranean habitats.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between February and April. The larvae develop especially in April, but some still in May, especially in cooler years or in mountains. Young larvae are often found on sprooting orchids.

Remarks:
Ocnogyna nogelli occurs in the western part of Turkey and also in Greece (Samos Island and an alleged single record from the mainland).



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