Agrochola kindermanni (Fischer v. Röslerstamm, 1837)


Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Adult (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [M] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [M] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [M] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) Agrochola kindermanni: Larva (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Greece, Lesbos Island, larva in May 2019) [S] Agrochola kindermanni: Larval habitat (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [N] Agrochola kindermanni: Larval habitat (Greece, Lesbos Island, May 2019) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous on herbs and also young trees and bushes. In Lesbos Island I recorded them numerously especially on Verbascum.

Habitat:
Agrochola kindermanni inhabits various dry and warm habitats such as open dry woodland, garigues and often rocky slopes.

Life cycle:
The moths occur from October to early December. The larvae develop in spring especially in April and May (in higher altitudes still in June). I recorded on the lower side of the ground leaves of Verbascum during daytime (Lesbos). Mature larvae can be green or occasionally brown. The larvae construct a cocoon in the uper soil in which they pupate not until autumn.

Remarks:
Agrochola kindermanni occurs in Sicily and from the southern Balkans (Greece, S-Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia) to Turkey and adjacent regions.



Agrochola circellaris | Agrochola gratiosa | Agrochola haematidea | Agrochola helvola | Agrochola humilis | Agrochola laevis | Agrochola litura | Agrochola lota | Agrochola lychnidis | Agrochola macilenta | Agrochola mansueta | Agrochola nitida | Agrochola rupicapra 
German version / deutsche Version