Syntomis kruegeri (Ragusa, 1904)


Syntomis kruegeri: Male (e.o. Falakron, Greece) [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Male (e.o. Falakron, Greece) [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Female (e.o. Falakron, N-Greece, 2009) [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Female (e.o. Falakron, N-Greece, 2009) [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Young larva [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Half-grown larva [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Larva [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Larva [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Larva [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Larva [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Pupa [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Pupa [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Pupa prior to the emergence [S] Syntomis kruegeri: Habitat in the Mount Falakron area in Northern Greece in ca. 1700m above sea level [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives on herbs, also on rotting plant parts.

Habitat:
Syntomis kruegeri colonizes dry warm slopes with stones and especially individual trees and bushes, and loose, xerothermic shrub landscapes.

Life cycle:
The moths fly mainly in June and July. I met them from mid to late July in Northern Greece in various mountains between 800m and 1700m above sea level. The caterpillar overwinters and is mature in May.

Remarks:
Syntomis kruegeri occurs in parts of Southern Europe. It is partly common in many areas around the Balkan Peninsula.

Hints on determination:
Syntomis kruegeri is easily determined because the basal white spot on hindwing upperside is always larger than the outer one (contrary to Syntomis phegea).



Syntomis phegea 
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