Pechipogo plumigeralis Hübner, [1825]

Synonyms/other combinations:
Polypogon plumigeralis

Pechipogo plumigeralis: Male (e.l. France, Provence, Luberon, Larva in early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Male (e.l. France, Provence, Luberon, Larva in early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Male (e.l. France, Provence, Luberon, Larva in early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Male (e.l. France, Provence, Luberon, Larva in early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Female (e.l. France, Provence, Luberon, Larva in early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Female (e.l. France, Provence, Luberon, Larva in early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Half-grown larva (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [M] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Half-grown larva (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [M] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Half-grown larva (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larva (e.l. Provence, Luberon, early October 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Pupa (e.l. Luberon 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Pupa (e.l. Luberon 2014) [S] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larval habitat (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014). The larvae are often found on dead, but still foliate branches on the ground. [N] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larval habitat (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014). The larvae are often found on dead, but still foliate branches on the ground. [N] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Larval habitat (Provence, Luberon, early October 2014). The larvae are often found on dead, but still foliate branches on the ground. [N] Pechipogo plumigeralis: Habitat in an holm oak woodland in Luberon (Provence, early October 2014) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed especially on dead oak leaves, but also other dead leaves and fresh plant material.

Habitat:
Pechipogo plumigeralis is typical for Mediterranean holm oak (Qurcus ilex) and supra-Mediterranean downy oak (quercus pubescens) woodlands

Life cycle:
The larvae hibernate. I recorded them together with those of Paracolax tristalis in Provence (Luberon) in early October 2014. The moths occur in several generations between May and early October.

Remarks:
Pechipogo plumigeralis occurs from NW-Africa mainly across S-Europe (to the north up to Western France, very locally in SE-England, Valais and very sporadically further north, e.g. in E-Europe) to Central Asia.



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