Xanthorhoe rupicola (Wollaston, 1858)


Xanthorhoe rupicola: Adult (Madeira, Encumeada, March 2013) [S] Xanthorhoe rupicola: Adult (Madeira, Encumeada, March 2013) [S] Xanthorhoe rupicola: Larva (Madeira, Encumeada, March 2013) [S] Xanthorhoe rupicola: Larva (Madeira, Encumeada, March 2013) [S] Xanthorhoe rupicola: Larva (Madeira, Encumeada, March 2013) [S] Xanthorhoe rupicola: Larval habitat in a humid rock face (Madeira, March 2013) [N] Xanthorhoe rupicola: Habitat in the mountains of Madeira (March 2013) [N]

Host plants:
The larva lives polyphagous in the herb layer. I found it for example on Origanum.

Habitat:
Xanthorhoe rupicola inhabits especially humid, rocky places in the mountains and the laurel forest belt.

Life cycle:
Xanthorhoe rupicola is probably on the wing year-round. I observed adults and caterpillars in March 2013 (Encumeada). The larvae hide near the ground and feed mainly at night.

Remarks:
Xanthorhoe rupicola is endemic to Madeira.



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