Axia margarita

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Axia margarita
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A. margarita
Binomial name
Axia margarita
(Hübner, 1813)[1]
Synonyms
  • Noctua margarita Hübner, 1813
  • Cimelia andalusica Marten, 1934

Axia margarita is a moth of the family Cimeliidae first described by Jacob Hübner in 1813. It is found in Morocco, Spain, southern France, Istria and southern Carniola.

The wingspan is 22–28 mm. Adults are mainly on wing during the day. There are two generations per year, with adults on wing from April to October.

The larvae feed on Euphorbia species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Axia margarita margarita
  • Axia margarita andalusica (Marten, 1934) (Morocco and Andalusia)

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External links[edit]

  • Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa
  • Savela, Markku. "Axia margarita (Hübner, 1813)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  • Lepiforum.de