Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775)


Orthosia cerasi: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult (e.l. Sardinia, larva in May 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult (e.l. Sardinia, larva in May 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult (e.l. Sardinia, larva in May 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult (e.l. Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult [S] Orthosia cerasi: Adult [S] Orthosia cerasi: Young larva (eastern Swabian Alb, May 2012) [M] Orthosia cerasi: Half-grown larva (Sardinia, May 2012) [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (Northern Greece, May 2010) [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (Northern Greece, May 2010) [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Larva [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva [M] Orthosia cerasi: Larva [S] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (Allgaeu, SW-Bavaria) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Larva (e.l. Sardinia 2012) [S] Orthosia cerasi: Pupa (e.l. Sardinia 2012). The adult has already developed. [S] Orthosia cerasi: Typical larval habitat on a forest road in mixed deciduous woodland (eastern Swabian Alb, May 2012) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on deciduous trees such as Fagus, Quercus, Tilia and Salix.

Habitat:
Orthosia cerasi is observed in woody habitats of all kinds (especially forests).

Life cycle:
The moths fly in March, April and in some years or higher elevations, also still in early May. The caterpillars can be found in early summer (late April to mid-July). This species is found as adult at flowering willows, too.

Endangerment factors:
Orthosia cerasi is not endangered.

Remarks:
Orthosia cerasi is widespread in temperate Europe and Asia.



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