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Cryphia muralis

Cryphia muralis
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-06 7:11
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Cryphia muralis(Forster, 1771)caterpillar / Marbled Green caterpillar / Groene korstmosuil rups / Hellgrüne Flechteneule raupe / La Rupestre ou La Bryophile du Lichen chenille.

Wingspan 27-34 mm.

A local species, occurring mainly on the coasts of southern England and south Wales, occasionally reaching inland, usually on calcareous soils. Also in southern Ireland.

A number of forms have been described, but many of these overlap in appearance and the situation is rather complex.

The adults are on the wing during July and August, and rest during the day on rocks and walls covered with lichen.

The caterpillars feed on lichens in these habitats, especially Diploica canescens.



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