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Adscita geryon (Hübner, [1813])

     Adscita geryon geryon (Hübner, [1813])

Cistus Forester
54.0030 (B&F: 164)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
    »Family: Zygaenidae
      »Subfamily: Procridinae
        »Tribe: Procridini


A resident species in serious danger of extinctions across the region. Still sometimes fairly common to common on a very few downland slopes. Extremely local and distinctly episodic in numbers and currently only known from Devil's Dyke and Lewes. Single-brooded, flying for a short period mainly between early June and mid-July. Larvae feed on rock-rose. (Pratt, 2011)

Adscita geryon (Hübner, 1793)
Edburton, 27 vi 2012
Photo: Tony Wilson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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