Poecilimon superbus (Fischer, 1853)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Poecilimon jonicus superbus

Poecilimon superbus: Male (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Male (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Male (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Male (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Male (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Female (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Habitat (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N] Poecilimon superbus: Habitat (Italy, Gran Sasso National Park, Monti della Laga, Monte Mezzo di Campotosta, 1500m, late September 2016) [N]

Habitat:
Poecilimon superbus inhabits most often pastures and mountain meadows with good vertical structure (bushes, forbs). I found them in the Abruzzes (Monti della Laga) on Monte Mezzo di Campotosta in a Genista-rich meadow.

Life cycle:
The adults occur between May (lowlands) and early October (mountains). They usually stay on bushes or forbs.

Remarks:
Poecilimon superbus occurs in Italy (not in the North). It is often listed as a subspecies of the Greek P. jonicus, but is in my opinion better considered as a species of its own.



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