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Amata phegea Linnaeus, 1758 ♂♀ ♥

Amata phegea-Elatochori.jpg <b><i>Polyommatus escheri dalmatica</i></b> Speyer, 1882 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2013/11/03/20131103092422-9f36f264-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Chrysopa perla</b></i> Linnaeus, 1758||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2012/08/07/20120807200824-2a01039c-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus escheri dalmatica</i></b> Speyer, 1882 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2013/11/03/20131103092422-9f36f264-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Chrysopa perla</b></i> Linnaeus, 1758||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2012/08/07/20120807200824-2a01039c-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus escheri dalmatica</i></b> Speyer, 1882 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2013/11/03/20131103092422-9f36f264-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Chrysopa perla</b></i> Linnaeus, 1758||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2012/08/07/20120807200824-2a01039c-th.jpg><b><i>Polyommatus escheri dalmatica</i></b> Speyer, 1882 ♂||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2013/11/03/20131103092422-9f36f264-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Chrysopa perla</b></i> Linnaeus, 1758||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2012/08/07/20120807200824-2a01039c-th.jpg>

Amata phegea Linnaeus, 1758 ♂♀ ♥
Common names: Nine-spotted moth [En], Sphinx du pissenlit [Fr], Phegeavlinder [Nl], Weißfleck-Widderchen [De], Fegea [It]

Elatochori, PIERIA ● Greece

Description: It reaches a wing span of 35–40 millimetres (1.4–1.6 in). Its wings are bluish black with white spots. A further feature is the prominent yellow ring at the abdomen. The black antennae have white tips.

Biology: Adults can be seen from June to August. Host plants are Taraxacum, Plantago, Scabiosa.

Habitat: The species prefers drier areas, open ranges with shrubs and trees as well as open forests and slopes.

Distribution: The nine-spotted moth is chiefly found in southern Europe but also seen up to northern Germany, and in the East to Anatolia and the Caucasus, and there are some populations in the South-Eastern Dutch nature reserves "Leudal" and "De Meinweg".

References:
Wikipedia, Nine-spotted moth




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