Scolitantides vicrama (Moore, 1865)


Scolitantides vicrama: Male (Northern Greece, Askio mountains, May 2011) [N] Scolitantides vicrama: Female (Northern Greece, July 2010) [N] Scolitantides vicrama: Female (Northern Greece) [N] Scolitantides vicrama: Female (N-Greece, Askio mountains near Siatista) [N] Scolitantides vicrama: Female (N-Greece) [N] Scolitantides vicrama: Lower side (Northern Greece, July 2010) [N] Scolitantides vicrama: Habitat in Northern Greece [N]

Host plants:
Thymus and probably some other Lamiaceae.

Habitat:
Scolitantides vicrama inhabits nutrient-poor grasslands, sandy areas, rocky slopes, open scrub and similar places.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters. The adults fly mostly in two generations from April to June and again in July and August. Oviposition takes place especialy on flower buds.

Remarks:
Scolitantides vicrama is distributed from eastern and Southeastern Europe to China. In Europe it is still found especially common in the Balkan Peninsula.



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