Zygaenidae: Procridinae

03948 Cistus Forester Adscita geryon, (Hübner, [1813])

BF0164 (ABH54.003)


General Information

Male flies in sunshine. Female mostly perches on grass or other vegetation.


Larva overwinter low down in the grass. Pupates near to the ground.


Eggs seen on plants in short, less dense sward.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 10-12mm. F 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium)
Flying: One generation, late May-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Open grassland on chalk and limestone, preferring south-facing slopes.


Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
purple, brown, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs: