Arctia festiva Hufnagel, 1766 ♂
Syn.: Eucharia festiva Hufnagel, 1766
Common names: Hebe Tiger Moth [En], Ecaille rose [Fr], Engelse beer [Nl], Englische Bär [De]
Adamas, MILOS ● Greece
Description: The adults of this species display polymorphism; in addition, several subspecies are recognized. The wingspan is 45–60 mm.
Biology: The moth flies February to July depending on the location, mainly in spring. The caterpillar larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including Euphorbia cyparissias, Achillea millefolium, Daucus carota, Thymus pulegioides and Plantago lanceolata.
Habitat: Mostly rocky and stony grasslands.
Distribution: It is found in Central and Southern Europe, Near East, Iran, Central Asia, European Russia, Southern Siberia, Mongolia and China.
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