Odontoptera bidentata (Clerck, 1759)


Odontoptera bidentata: Adult (e.l. Illerbeuren near Memmingen, ex September 2010, Clematis vitalba) [S] Odontoptera bidentata: Adult (e.l. Illerbeuren near Memmingen, ex September 2010, Clematis vitalba) [S] Odontoptera bidentata: Adult (e.l. Illerbeuren near Memmingen, ex September 2010, Clematis vitalba) [S] Odontoptera bidentata: Adult [S] Odontoptera bidentata: Larva (an Clematis vitalba, Iller) [M] Odontoptera bidentata: Larva at Clematis, Illerbeuren, September 2010. [M] Odontoptera bidentata: Larva at Clematis, Illerbeuren, September 2010. [M] Odontoptera bidentata: Larva at Clematis, Illerbeuren, September 2010. [M] Odontoptera bidentata: Pupa [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on deciduous trees, very rarely also on conifers. Apparently Clematis vitalba is very popular.

Habitat:
Odontoptera bidentata inhabits forests and other shrubbery rich habitats.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths fly from (mid-April) May to July. The caterpillar is observed from June to September or even early October.

Remarks:
Odontoptera bidentata is widespread in Europe and reaches to east Asia (Japan).