Mount Hymettos

Insects on Hymettos

Recognise the insect* life and plant parasites on Mt Hymettos

The flora and physical habitats of Mt Hymettos influence the species of insects which can survive there. These range from the eye-catching male Orange tip, to the destructive Processional caterpillar to the secretive Banded centipede, but they all have their role to play in the ecology of the mountain.

*Insect is used here in its broadest definition to include spiders and centipedes etc. and also gastropods like snails and slugs.


Orange tip male, Anthocharis cardamines

Mediterranean banded centipede, Scolopendra cingulata