Philereme transversata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Philereme transversata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2009) [S] Philereme transversata: Adult [S] Philereme transversata: Larva [M] Philereme transversata: Larva [S] Philereme transversata: Larva (Kronburg near Memmingen, S-Germany) [S] Philereme transversata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany 2011) [M] Philereme transversata: Pupa [S]

Host plants:
Rhamnus sp., especially Rhamnus catharticus, seldom also Frangula alnus

Philereme transversata settles in bushy clearings, forest edges, hedges and other woody areas with the occurrence of Rhamnus sp., often on calcareous soil.

Life cycle:
The egg hibernates. The larva grows from April until June. The moth can be found in a single generation from June to mid-August.

Philereme transversata is rather widespread across most of Europe and parts of temperate Asia. It is lacking or at least local and scarce on acid soil and primary rocks though Frangula alnus occurs there.

Philereme vetulata