Cistus forester

Adscita geryon

''Adscita geryon'', the cistus forester, is a moth of the Zygaenidae family. It is found in southern and central Europe, east to Turkey. It is also present in Great Britain. The wingspan is 20–25 mm. Adults are on wing in July in one generation per year. They feed on the nectar of ''Gymnadenia'' species.
Cistus forester male - Adscita cf. geryon Determining the species is quite difficult. The other two very similar species are Jordanita globulariae and Adscita statices. The wingspan of this specimen was about 21-22 mm. I tend to believe that the species is rather Adscita geryon based on the size, the information that the species was registered in this area and that it feeds on nectar from plants of Asteraceae family. 
https://lepidoptera.eu/species/831 Adscita geryon,Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Burnet moth,Cistus forester,Dinkata lake,Europe,Forester moth,Geotagged,Insect,Insecta,Lepidoptera,Pazardzhik,Spring,Wildlife,Zygaenidae

Naming

*''Adscita geryon geryon''
⤷ ''Adscita geryon acutafibra'' Verity, 1946
⤷ ''Adscita geryon orientalis''
Cistus Forester Domein Kiewit, Hasselt, Belgium (May, 2012).
Emerald colored, it is a moth of the Zygaenidae family. The wingspan is 20-25 mm. Adults are on wing in July in one generation per year. They feed on the nectar of Gymnadenia species.
Habitat:It is found in southern and central Europe. Grasslands, prairies.    Adscita geryon,Belgium,Geotagged,Spring

Food

The larvae feed on ''Helianthemum nummularium''. Young larvae mine the leaves of their host plant. They create a number of fleck mines. The opening of the mine is a slit at the side. The mines contain little or no frass. Older larvae live free on the plant. The larvae can be found from July to May of the following year.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyZygaenidae
GenusAdscita
SpeciesA. geryon
Photographed in
Belgium
Bulgaria