Oxycesta serratae (Zerny, 1927)


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Host plants:
The larvae feed principally on Euphorbia serrata.

Habitat:
Oxycesta serratae inhabits dry and warm places with the host plant Euphorbia serrata (pastures, garigues, rocky slopes), preferredly in medium high mountains up to 2000m.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between April and mid-July, according to altitude. The larvae live in small groups in webbings on the host plant (May to early August).

Remarks:
Oxycesta serratae occurs in the Iberian Peninsula.



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