Scotopteryx peribolata (Hübner, [1817])

Scotopteryx peribolata: Female (France, Provence, eastern part of Alpilles, late September 2014) [N] Scotopteryx peribolata: Habitat (Provence, Alpilles, early October 2014) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on broom and gorse and probably also other Papilionaceae.

Scotopteryx peribolata inhabits maquis, open, dry and warm woodlands (edges, clearings) and rocky slopes.

Life cycle:
The moths occur in September and October and larvae overwinter.

The Atlanto-Mediterranean species occurs from NW-Africa across the Iberian Peninsula to southern and western (Atlantic coast to Normandie) France. Single records also in S-England.

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