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

LYMANTRIIDAE

Las Descargues, 5 August 2014
Orgyia antiqua Adult

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© Robin Howard

Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vapourer
Le Bombyx antique

Wingspan: 35-38mm

A bivoltine species with, exceptionally a third generation in suitable conditions - May-November. Never a common species but the male is occasionally seen at light and is recorded from traps in or near deciduous woodland. The female is wingless.

Larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs. Overwinters as an egg.

 

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