Scotopteryx proximaria (Rambur, 1833)

Scotopteryx proximaria: Adult (Sardinia, Gennargentu, 1500m, late September 2018) [N] Scotopteryx proximaria: Habitat (Sardinia, Gennargentu, 1500m, late September 2018) [N]

Host plants:
Fabaceae, especially Genista corsica.

Scotopteryx proximaria inhabits pastures, scrub, rocky slopes and similar places in medium-high mountains.

Life cycle:
The moths occur in September and October. The larva hibernates.

Endemic to Corsica and Sardinia.

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