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



Catus, Lot, 18 May 2008
Eriogaster catax Larva


© Tineke Aarts

Eriogaster catax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Eastern Eggar
Laineuse du prunellier

Wingspan: male 27-35mm female 35-45mm

A univoltine species flying in September and October but occasionally appearing again in early spring. Recorded from the Causse but yet to be taken at Las Descargues. A species of broadleaved woodland.

Larvae feed on Crataegus, Quercus, Betula and Populus species.