Adscita albanica

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Adscita albanica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Adscita
Species: A. albanica
Binomial name
Adscita albanica
(Naufock, 1926)[1]
Synonyms
  • Procris albanica Naufock, 1926

Adscita albanica is a moth of the family Zygaenidae. It has a disjunct distribution, which included south-eastern France, Switzerland (Kanton Wallis), in Italy, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Ukraine, the southern part of European Russia and the Caucasus.

The length of the forewings is 9.5–12.0 mm (0.37–0.47 in) for males and 8.5–11.5 mm (0.33–0.45 in) for females. Adults are on wing from the end of May (the Crimea) to mid June (Albania and Switzerland). They feed on the flower nectar of Geranium species.

The larvae feed on Geranium sanguineum. Pupation takes place in a white cocoon in the soil near the food plant.

References[edit]

  • C. M. Naumann, W. G. Tremewan: The Western Palaearctic Zygaenidae. Apollo Books, Stenstrup 1999, ISBN 87-88757-15-3

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