Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)


Theria primaria: Male (S-Germany, Stuttgart, Eichenhain near Riedenberg, early January 2018) [S] Theria primaria: Male (S-Germany, Stuttgart, Eichenhain near Riedenberg, early January 2018) [S] Theria primaria: Male (S-Germany, Stuttgart, Eichenhain near Riedenberg, early January 2018) [S] Theria primaria: Male (S-Germany, Stuttgart, Eichenhain near Riedenberg, early January 2018) [S]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Prunus spinosa and related Prunus and Crataegus species.

Habitat:
Theria primaria inhabits hedges and bushy areas with the host plants, most often in warm lowlands.

Life cycle:
The moths occur especially in January and February. The larvae are found between April and June.

Remarks:
Theria primaria is quite widespread in Europe, but is regionally quite local.