Chersotis ocellina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Chersotis ocellina: Adult (e.l. Ticino, Switzerland) [S] Chersotis ocellina: Larva (Montafon, 1800 m above sea level) [M] Chersotis ocellina: Larval habitat in the northern Ticino in 2300m asl in May 2007. [N]

Host plants:
Grasses, according to literature also herbs.

Chersotis ocellina inhabits Alpine mats mostly from 1500 to 2600m above sea level.

Life cycle:
The caterpillar overwinters. I found them in Montafon and Ticino sometimes quite numerous in Festuca-tufts in the search for Erebia larvae. They were then successfully bred with Festuca. The moths fly in July and August and visit flowers during the day.

Chersotis ocellina is widespread in the Alps. It also occurs in the Pyrenees and some mountainous regios of Asia.

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