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Pharmacis (Pharmacis) fusconebulosa (De Geer, 1778)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Phalaena fusconebulosa De Geer, 1778: 598-599, pl. 44, fig. 16.
Type locality: Sweden, Leuftsa [Lövstabruk]
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Distribution:

The species is distributed nearly throughout Europe. Records are missing from Iceland, Portugal, the Tyrrhenian archipelago, Sicily (?) and parts of the Balkan Peninsula (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). In eastern Asia, Ph. fusconebulosa reaches Japan, where it is represented by ssp. askoldensis (Staudinger, 1887). The vertical distribution in Europe reaches from near sea-level in Fennoscandia up to 2400 m a.s.l. in the Alps (Kurz et al. 2009).

Biology:

Depending on the altitude and geographical latitude, the imagines fly from late May till August, with most individuals in July and August (Kurz et al. 2009).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

De Geer, C. 1778. Memoires pour servier a l´Histoire des Insectes. Tome septieme. Stockholm, 950 pp., 49 pls.
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2004. Hepialidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 21 July 2009].
Kurz, M. A., M. E. Kurz & H. C. Zeller-Lukashort 2000–2009. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online July 21, 2009].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2009.07.21
Kurz Michael: 2012.02.25
Kurz Michael: 2017.04.26
not reviewed

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