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

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Poecilocampinae

Las Descargues, 14 November 2010
Poecilocampa populi Adult

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© Robin Howard

Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)

December Moth
Le Bombyx du peuplier

Wingspan: 33-46mm

Imago: univoltine - September-December. The species is strongly attracted to light and has been recorded from all woodland sites, woodland margins, scrub and gardens.

Larva: feeds on various trees and shrubs, overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place in a crevice in bark of the foodplant or in plant detritus on the ground.

 

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