Chloroclysta siterata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Chloroclysta siterata: Adult (late April 2012, Switzerland, Grisons, Kleiner San Bernadino) [S] Chloroclysta siterata: Male (e.l. Upper Rhine near Karlsruhe, larva in June 2011) [S] Chloroclysta siterata: Female (e.l. Vinschgau, South Tyrol 2011) [S] Chloroclysta siterata: Larva (northern Upper Rhine near Karlsruhe, ex June 2011) [S] Chloroclysta siterata: Pupa (e.l. northern Upper Rhine 2011) [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillar lives polyphagous on deciduous trees and herbs. I found larvae in the Upper Rhine Valley at oak and in South Tyrol on nettle.

Chloroclysta siterata colonizes grove rich habitats of all kinds.

Life cycle:
The moths occur hibernating between August and next May. The caterpillar lives from late May through August.

The common species is widespread throughout most of Europe. It is also found in Morocco and parts of Western Asia (e.g. Turkey).

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