Sphingonotus rubescens (Walker, 1870)


Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (La Palma, December 2010) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (La Palma, December 2010) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Female in frequent colour form (La Gomera, December 2008) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Madeira, Sao Lourenco, March 2013) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Adult (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [M] Sphingonotus rubescens: Larva (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Habitat (La Gomera): coast-near Barranco with sparse vegetation [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Habitat (Spain, El Hierro, late December 2018) [N] Sphingonotus rubescens: Habitat in Madeira on rocky, gappy slopes near the coast on the peninsula of Sao Lourenco in March 2013 [N]

Habitat:
Sphingonotus rubescens inhabits rocky, stony or sandy terrain of all kinds, such as rocky slopes, dunes or ravines.

Life cycle:
The adults can be observed almost all year round. Eggs are laid in the ground.

Remarks:
Sphingonotus rubescens is difficult to separate from related species, such as Sphingonotus caerulans. The distribution ranges from the Canary Islands and Madeira across the northern half of Africa and the Mediterranean to India.



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