Cosmia pyralina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, SW-Germany, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Adult (e.l. Iller) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Larva (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [M] Cosmia pyralina: Pupa (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Pupa (e.l. rearing, northern Upper Rhine Valley, larva in late April 2018) [S] Cosmia pyralina: Larval habitat (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [N] Cosmia pyralina: Larval habitat (northern Upper Rhine Valley, late April 2018) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Ulmus, Prunus and some other woody species. I found caterpillars on blackthorn.

Habitat:
Cosmia pyralina inhabits riparian forests and other deciduous or mixed forests and wood-rich areas.

Life cycle:
The egg overwinter. Caterpillars are found mainly from April to May, only rarely still in early June. The moths fly mainly from mid-June to early August.

Remarks:
Cosmia pyralina is widespread in temperate Eurasia to Japan.



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