Pholidoptera littoralis (Fieber, 1853)


Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Brsec, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Male (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Female: ventral side slightly greenish yellow (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [M] Pholidoptera littoralis: Habitat in Istria (Croatia, Krsan, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Habitat (Croatia, Istria, Ucka, mid-July 2016) [N] Pholidoptera littoralis: Habitat (Croatia, Istria, Brsec, mid-July 2016) [N]

Habitat:
Pholidoptera littoralis inhabits meadows with higher growing grasses (preferably near forests), scrub, bushy slopes, forb communities, forest edges, garrigues and open woodland.

Remarks:
Pholidoptera littoralis occurs from Southern Switzerland (S-Ticino) and adjacing parts of Italy (ssp. insubricus) across Trieste, Slovenia and Croatia to Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania (here ssp. similis).

Hints on determination:
The ventral side of the similar P. fallax is pure yellow, whereas it is slightly more greenish-yellow in Pholidoptera littoralis. The ovipositor of Pholidoptera littoralis is longer and straight, whereas it is distinctly curved in P. fallax.



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