Pholidoptera femorata (Fieber, 1853)


Pholidoptera femorata: Male (N-Greece, Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Pholidoptera femorata: Male (N-Greece, Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Pholidoptera femorata: Female (N-Greece, Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Pholidoptera femorata: Female (N-Greece, Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Pholidoptera femorata: Habitat on the Olympian Riviera in about 30m asl in late June 2013. [N]

Habitat:
Pholidoptera femorata often inhabits shrub-rich margins of grasslands and woodlands and similar places with insolation, but which offer also safe cover.

Life cycle:
Adults appear between early summer and autumn. They often sunbath on leaves or outer parts of herbs and bushes in the morning, but hide very quickly when you try to approach.

Remarks:
Pholidoptera femorata occurs especially in the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor, but obviously also very locally in Southern France.



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