Thysanoplusia circumscripta (Freyer, 1831)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Trichoplusia circumscripta

Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Young larva (Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Young larva (Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Young larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Half-grown larva (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [M] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larva (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larva (e.l. rearing, Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larva (e.l. rearing, Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larva (e.l. rearing, Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larva (e.l. rearing, Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, young larva in late June 2016) [S] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larval habitat in a river valley (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [N] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larval habitat in a river valley (Greece, Samos Island, S of Agios Konstantinos, late June 2016) [N] Thysanoplusia circumscripta: Larval habitat with Inula viscosa in a river valley with periodic water flow (Cyprus, N of Limassol, early November 2016) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous in the herb layer. I recorded them on Mentha in Samos Island and on Inyla viscosa in Cyprus.

Habitat:
Thysanoplusia circumscripta inhabits almost all available types of habitat in subtropical zones. In arid or semiarid regions it is especially found in places that offer suitable host plants even in summer such as river valleys or watered cultural land.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between late March and November in S-Europe, but year-round further South.

Remarks:



Thysanoplusia orichalcea 
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