Hesperophanes melonii Fancello et Cillo, 2012
habitat & biology
Hesperophanes meloni - habitat
Hesperophanes meloni - habitat
[Photo © Michele Carraretto]

A typical habitat of Hesperophanes meloni Fancello et Cillo, 2012 with population of halophilic plant Arthrocnemum fructicosum in S'Arena Scoada environs (20 km NW of Oristano, Oristano province, Sardinia, Italy)



Hesperophanes meloni - host plant
[Photo © Michele Carraretto]

Arthrocnemum fructicosum (Chenopodiacea) - the host plant of Hesperophanes meloni Fancello et Cillo, 2012

Hesperophanes meloni - host plant
[Photo © I. Noriyuki]
Hesperophanes meloni - host plant
[Photo © Michele Carraretto]

The gallery created by Hesperophanes meloni larva in the Arthrocnemum fructicosum rhizome.

Hesperophanes meloni - larva
[Photo © Michele Carraretto]

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Hesperophanes meloni - pupa
[Photo © Michele Carraretto]