Poecilimon thessalicus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1891


Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympus, 1600m above sea level, July 2009) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympus, 1600m above sea level, July 2009) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympus, 1600m above sea level, July 2009) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (south side of Olympus, 600m NN, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Female (Olympus west side, 1800m NN, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (Olympus, 1600m above sea level, July 2009) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (Olympian Riviera, 30m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (south side of Olympus, 600m NN, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Male (Olympus west side, 1800m NN, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Habitat on the Olympian Riviera in about 30m asl in late June 2013. [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: This road verge was inhabited by single specimens at the more vegetated parts (Olympus south side, 600m asl, late June 2013) [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Habitat on Olympus in 1800m asl in late June 2013 [N] Poecilimon thessalicus: Habitat on Olympus in 1800m asl in late June 2013 [N]

Nutrition:
Plants (often thistle leaves and other herbs as well as low shrubs.

Habitat:
Poecilimon thessalicus lives in fallow land, dry forb communities and scrub till about 2000m above sea level. At mount Olympus I found Poecilimon thessalicus for example commonly together with Leptophyes albovittata in a thistle facies along a road in 1600m above sea level and in below 30m asl near the coast.

Life cycle:
Poecilimon thessalicus is adult from mid-May (lowlands) or late June (high altitudes) and lives until August or even September.

Remarks:
Poecilimon thessalicus occurs in Greece in a relative small area in Thessalia on the western coast of the Aegean Sea, especially on the Olympic Riviera and its backlands. It goes to the south as far as the island of Skopelos north of Euboea.



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