Malacosoma (Clisiocampa) castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

October 26th, 2012 Cosmin Manci

Family: Lasiocampidae

Genus: Malacosoma
Species: castrensis

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  • photos taken in Greece & Turkey

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Ematurga atomaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

October 26th, 2012 Cosmin Manci

Family: Geometridae

Genus: Ematurga
Species: atomaria

  • Hostplants: the larvae of this species can be found on a large number of plant species (Carex, Centaurea, Solidago, Calluna, Vaccinium, Trifolium, Artemisia, Hypericum, Ledum, Chrysanthemum, Arctium, Salix, Betula, Sorbus, Prunus).

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Ematurga atomaria, Greece - near Gkrimpovo (Ioannina) in 1.may.2008

Pyrgus sidae (Esper, 1784)

June 9th, 2010 Cosmin Manci

Family: Hesperiidae

Genus: Pyrgus
Species: sidae

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  • foodplant: Potentilla recta

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Dicranura ulmi (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

June 8th, 2010 Cosmin Manci

Family: Notodontidae

Genus: Dicranura
Species: ulmi

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  • foodplant: Ulmus

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Lasiocampa (Pachygastria) trifolii (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

June 8th, 2010 Cosmin Manci

Family: Lasiocampidae

Genus: Lasiocampa
Species: trifolii

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  • photos taken in Greece

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Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)

May 16th, 2009 Cosmin Manci

Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Acherontia
Species: atropos

  • It occurred in orchards, gardens, meadows… essentially anywhere where its foodplants occurred in abundance. Is a rare species now.
  • Eggs are oval, greenish or bluish laid singly on underneath old leaves of the hostplant. Eggs are small for size of moth (1,5×1,2 mm). The full grown larva are 120-130mm. Larvae are in three forms: green, brown or yellow. The pupa is in a pupal chamber in soil at 15-40 cm.
  • Flight period: sometime found from May but usually in the autumn (September-October-November).
  • Hostplant: specially plants for Solanaceae, Bignoniaceae and Oleaceae (Solanum tuberosum, S. dulcamara, Ligustrum, Datura, Cannabis, Atropa, Lycium, Philadelphus, Nicotiana, Nerium, Olea, Schrebera alata, Stachytarpeta indica, Clerodendron, Tecomaria, Tecoma, Withania, Hoslundia, Fraxinus).
  • photos taken in Romania and Greece

Similar species (in Europe): none

      

 

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