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


Las Descargues, 21 August 2012
Calliteara pudibunda Larva


© Robin Howard

Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pale Tussock
La Pudibonde

Wingspan: 50-70mm

A univoltine species on the wing from early April to June. A woodland species and a regular visitor to light. Recorded from all upland sites but not the Causse.

The larva feeds on Quercus, Betula, Fagus, Acer, Corylus, Tilia etc. Overwinters as a pupa.


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