Poecilimon gracilis (Fieber, 1853)


Poecilimon gracilis: Male (Vitsi, Northern Greece, 1700m asl. early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Male (Vitsi, Northern Greece, 1700m asl. early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Male (Vitsi, Northern Greece, 1700m asl. early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Vitsi (N-Greece, 1700m NN, early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Vitsi (N-Greece, 1700m NN, early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Male (Vitsi, Northern Greece, 1700m asl. early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Female (reared from a larva, Vitsi 2013) [S] Poecilimon gracilis: Female (reared from a larva, Vitsi 2013) [S] Poecilimon gracilis: Female (reared from a larva, Vitsi 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Ovipositor (female reared from larva, Vitsi 2013) [S] Poecilimon gracilis: Habitat (many males and larvae) along a street through beech forest (Vitsi, 1700m asl, early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Habitat (many males and larvae) along a street through beech forest (Vitsi, 1700m asl, early July 2013) [N] Poecilimon gracilis: Habitat on mount Vitsi where also P. ebneri is found (early July 2013) [N]

Nutrition:
Plants, mostly herbs like Asteraceae, Verbascum etc.

Habitat:
Poecilimon gracilis inhabits herbal vegetation at forest edges, at the edge of extensively grazed grasslands and at similar places most often between 1000 and 2000m asl.

Life cycle:
The adults occur from June. They mostly rest on the upper side of the leaves of their often perforated host plants.

Remarks:
Poecilimon gracilis occurs as the most Poecilimon species almost exclusively in the Balkan Peninsula. It is found to the south to the mountains of Northern Greece (Florina, Kastoria) and to the northwest to south Austria.



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