Copiphana olivina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1852)

Synonyms/other combinations:
Teinoptera olivina

Copiphana olivina: Adult (Northern Greece) [N] Copiphana olivina: Adult (N-Greece, Askio mountains near Siatista, early May 2008) [M]

Copiphana olivina inhabits structure-rich grasslands and rocky slopes.

Life cycle:
The moths fly from April to early June. In Northern Greece (Askio Mountains near Siatista) I met an adult resting on a flowering Silene in early May 2008.

The distribution extends across Southern Europe and Western Asia. It extends to the north to the southern foothills of the Alps (e.g. Aosta Valley).

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