Lithophane merckii (Rambur, 1832)


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Host plants:
The larvae feed on Alnus species.

Habitat:
Lithophane merckii usually inhabits alder galleries along rivers and streams, but is also found in other alder stands.

Life cycle:
The moths occur between autumn and spring. The larvae develop between mid-March and May or early June.

Remarks:
Lithophane merckii occurs locally in S-Europe (including some islands like Corsica and Sardinia) and W-Asia.



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