Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Erebidae)


Male Colour Variants

Larva on Prunus avium

Forewing Length: Male 21-22mm, Female 27-31mm; Wingspan:40-60mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? June - October
(Earliest: 6.9)
(Winter) April - June
(Earliest: 24.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Forest
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Rosaceae

Betula

Corylus avellana

Quercus robur

Salix caprea

Acer pseudoplatanus
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia tibialis Larva

Gonia ornata Larva

Phryxe nemea Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Calliteara pudibunda
Calliteara pudibunda
Nature Spot: Pale Tussock - Calliteara pudibunda
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Calliteara pudibunda
Lepiforum: Calliteara pudibunda


Pictures © 2003, 2012 J.K. Lindsey, 2014 R. Thunus

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