Macaria signaria (Hübner, [1809])

Macaria signaria: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2010) [S] Macaria signaria: Adult [S] Macaria signaria: Female (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2011) [S] Macaria signaria: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, September 2010) [M] Macaria signaria: Pupa [S]

Host plants:
Spruce (Picea), perhaps also other conifers.

Macaria signaria colonizes spruce forests.

Life cycle:
The moths fly in a single generation from late May to early August. The larva can be tapped from July to early October from shady spruce branches. According to literature usually the prepupa hibernates, possibly also the pupa.

Macaria signaria is widespread in the Holarctic Spruce area.

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