Eriogaster lanestris - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Lasiocampinae

Las Descargues, April, 2006
Eriogaster lanestris Adult

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© Robin Howard

Eriogaster lanestris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Eggar
Laineuse du cerisier

Wingspan: male 28-35mm female 30-45mm

A univoltine species flying from February to May with occasional but rare occurrences in the autumn. The species is rarely attracted to light with just four appearances here in 7 years. Taken from the garden at Las Descargues and woodland margins.

Larvae feed on various broadleaved trees.

 

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