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Lythria cruentaria Hufnagel, 1767 ♀

Lythria cruentaria-F-Stavrodromi2.jpg <b><i>Lythria cruentaria</b></i> Hufnagel, 1767 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/06/25/20190625205544-5f08b7e3-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Allium guttatum</b></i> ssp. <b><i>sardoum</b></i> (Moris) Stearn||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/08/30/20190830173003-1fce5158-th.jpg><b><i>Lythria cruentaria</b></i> Hufnagel, 1767 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/06/25/20190625205544-5f08b7e3-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Allium guttatum</b></i> ssp. <b><i>sardoum</b></i> (Moris) Stearn||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/08/30/20190830173003-1fce5158-th.jpg><b><i>Lythria cruentaria</b></i> Hufnagel, 1767 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/06/25/20190625205544-5f08b7e3-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Allium guttatum</b></i> ssp. <b><i>sardoum</b></i> (Moris) Stearn||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/08/30/20190830173003-1fce5158-th.jpg><b><i>Lythria cruentaria</b></i> Hufnagel, 1767 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/06/25/20190625205544-5f08b7e3-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Allium guttatum</b></i> ssp. <b><i>sardoum</b></i> (Moris) Stearn||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2019/08/30/20190830173003-1fce5158-th.jpg>

Lythria cruentaria Hufnagel, 1767 ♀
Common names: Purple-barred Yellow [En],Ensanglantée de l’oseille [Fr], Zuringspanner [Nl], Ampfer-Purpurspanner [De]

Stavrodromi, SERRES ● Greece

Description: The wingspan is 17-21 mm in the first generation, 19-24 mm in the second. The ground color is yellow, with broad reddish transverse bands on forewing. The wing pattern varies.

Biology: The moths fly in two or three generations from the end of April to the end of September. They fly wild in the sunshine low over the ground during the day.
The larva lives on Rumex acetosella and hibernates as a pupa.

Habitat: This xerotherm species prefers undisturbed and sandy habitats, heathland, dry and rocky grassland.

Distribution: From Norway, France, Italy and the Balkans to Central Urals in the east.

References:
Hausman A. & Viidalepp J., 2012. The Geometric Moths of Europe, vol. 3., Subfamily Larentiinae I, Apollo Books.
Wikipedia, Lythria cruentaria
Lepidoptera of Belgium


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