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



Las Descargues, 9 July 2013
Thaumetopoea processionea Adult


© Robin Howard

Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Oak Processionary
La Processionnaire du chêne

Wingspan: 30-38mm

Imago: univoltine - August - September. A broadleaved woodland species and a frequent visitor to light. It has been recorded from all woodland around Las Descargues but not from the Causse.

Larvae: feeds on oak Quercus species preferring more mature trees.