Cucullia bubaceki Kitt, 1925


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Host plants:
The larvae feed on Artemisia herba-alba.

Habitat:
Cucullia bubaceki inhabits steppe areas, rocky slopes and heavily grazed pastures with the host plant.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates. The moths occur in several generations from late March to autumn. Most often the following scheme can be recognized: A first quite complete generation appears in spring (late March to May). A part of the resulting pupae develop without dormancy and result in moths from mid-June, other pupae go in dormancies of various duration. They result in moths from August to late autiumn, some even not until next spring. This repeats in a similar way. Main flight times are thus spring (April/May) and autumn (September/October), main larval times May/June and September to November.

Endangerment factors:
The steppe habitats have in many regions already been destroyed to a large extent by EU-funded intense agriculture.

Remarks:
Cucullia bubaceki is a Spain endemic and occurs from the Northeast (strongholds in the Monegros and generally the Ebro valley) across the center (e.g. Madrid, Teruel, Cuenca) southward to the region of Murcia.



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