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



Las Descargues, 3 September 2013
Dendrolimus pini Adult


© Robin Howard

Dendrolimus pini (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pine-tree Lappet
Bombyx du pin

Wingspan: male 50-70mm female 5-80mm

A univoltine species in the north but here it is double-brooded flying from May to October when it is a frequent visitor to light. It has been recorded from all sites where woodland is the principal habitat.

Larvae feed on various tree species both coniferous and broadleaved.