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



Las Descargues, 4 August 2015
Thaumetopoea pinivora Adult


© Robin Howard

Thaumetopoea pinivora (Treitschke, 1834)

Eastern Pine Processionary
Processionnaire pinivore

Wingspan: male 30mm female 40mm

A univoltine species flying in May and June with occasional individuals recorded in early July but the species can also be taken in August and September depending on climatic conditions or latitude. A species of coniferous woodland.

The larva feeds on various species of pine.