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



Las Descargues, 16 September 2009
Trichiura crataegi Adult


© Robin Howard

Trichiura crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pale Eggar
Le Bombyx de l'aubépine

Wingspan: 30-36mm

Imago: univoltine - July-October. Both sexes visit light and have been recorded from all birch woodland, open woodland, heathland, scrub and garden sites.

Larva: feeds on birch, blackthorn and hawthorn but have been found on various other trees and shrubs. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place in leaf litter.