Xanthia icteritia (Hufnagel, 1766)


Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, larva in March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, N-Italy, Taufers, larva in March 2017 on aspen flowers) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, N-Italy, Taufers, larva in March 2017 on aspen flowers) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. rearing, N-Italy, Taufers, larva in March 2017 on aspen flowers) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (SW-Germany, Philippsburg, 18. September 2020) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen, eggs revealed artificially (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen, eggs revealed artificially (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Egg batch on aspen, eggs revealed artificially, now the lower side of the eggs (S-Germany, Stuttgart, January 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Already hatched egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Already hatched egg batch on aspen (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the first instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Young larva (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Young larva (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Young larva (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Young larva (S-Germany, Stuttgart, late February 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (e.o. S-Germany, Stuttgart, March 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (N-Italy, Taufers, 31. March 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the penultimate instar (N-Italy, Taufers, 31. March 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva in the final instar (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (N-Italy, Taufers, April 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (N-Italy, Taufers, April 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (N-Italy, Taufers, April 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (N-Italy, Taufers, April 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (N-Italy, Taufers, April 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (N-Italy, Taufers, April 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Half-grown larva (eastern Swabian Alb, April 2008) [M] Xanthia icteritia: Larva (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Cocoon (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, summer2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Pupa (N-Italy, Taufers, summer 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Pupa (N-Italy, Taufers, summer 2017) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Pupa (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Heidenheim, summer 2008) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Pupa (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, summer 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Pupa, mainly developed adult (e.l. rearing, S-Germany, Stuttgart, summer 2021) [S] Xanthia icteritia: Larval habitat under aspen. Here you can find larvae in the litter (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [N] Xanthia icteritia: Habitat with many aspen in the woodland edge (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [N] Xanthia icteritia: Habitat with many aspen in the woodland edge (S-Germany, Stuttgart, April 2021) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on kitten of Salix and especially Populus species. Later, they feed on the ground even on herbs if necessary. I recorded most larvae and eggs on aspen. Only on willow the species may occur together with X. togata.

Habitat:
Xanthia icteritia inhabits like Xanthia togata softwood rich habitats of all kinds. Contrarily to X. togata this species is also found commonly in the warm and dry lowlands.

Life cycle:
The young caterpillars live in kittens like those of X. togata, the older ones then on the ground (fallen kittens or herbs). The flight time is from August to October.

Remarks:
Xanthia icteritia is distributed from Morocco across Europe and large part of temperate Asia to Japan.



Xanthia citrago | Xanthia togata 
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