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

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Poecilocampinae

Las Descargues, 16 September 2009
Trichiura crataegi Adult

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© Robin Howard

Trichiura crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pale Eggar
Le Bombyx de l'aubépine

Wingspan: 30-36mm

Imago: univoltine - July-October. Both sexes visit light and have been recorded from all birch woodland, open woodland, heathland, scrub and garden sites.

Larva: feeds on birch, blackthorn and hawthorn but have been found on various other trees and shrubs. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place in leaf litter.

 

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