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Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta
This is an univoltine species. The larva feeds on decaying plant matter and roots in the soil. The adult appears at the end of March mostly on yellow flowers and feeds on pollen ( Hůrka 2005 ).
Garrigue or phrygana is a type of low, soft-leaved scrubland ecoregion and plant community in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome.
Spotted on Apr 4, 2016
Submitted on Apr 6, 2016