Orthosia munda (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Orthosia munda: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Orthosia munda: Adult [S] Orthosia munda: Adult, e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany (reddish flecks) [S] Orthosia munda: Adult, e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany (red flecks) [S] Orthosia munda: Female, e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany [S] Orthosia munda: Adult (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Orthosia munda: Adult (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [S] Orthosia munda: Half-grown larva (NE-Germany, Mueritz, early June 2013) [N] Orthosia munda: Larva in penultimate instar (eastern Swabian Alb) [M] Orthosia munda: Larva in penultimate instar [M] Orthosia munda: Larva in penultimate instar [M] Orthosia munda: Larva [S] Orthosia munda: Larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd, May 2011) [M] Orthosia munda: Larva [S] Orthosia munda: Larva [S] Orthosia munda: Larva [S] Orthosia munda: Larva [S] Orthosia munda: Larva (Schwäbisch Gmünd, May 2011) [S]

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

Habitat:
Orthosia munda inhabits grove rich terrain of all kinds. It is especially common in mixed oak forests.

Life cycle:
The moths fly in early spring (especially March and April). The caterpillars live from May to July and hide in older instars during the day in bark crevices on the trunk.

Endangerment factors:
Orthosia munda is widespread and not endangered.

Remarks:
Orthosia munda occurs from Northern Spain across the temperate zone to Japan.



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