Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Lasiocampidae)


Larva

Forewing Length: Male, 22-26mm, Female 26-31mm; Wingspan: 40-65mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? June - April
(Earliest: 21.8)
April April - June
(Earliest: 3.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Wet Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Most Ericaceae

Several Salicaceae

Betula pendula

Filipendula ulmaria

Rubus

Trifolium pratense

Vicia cracca

Geranium sylvaticum

Polygonum aviculare
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Carcelia lucorum Larva

Exorista fasciata Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Macrothylacia rubi
Macrothylacia rubi
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Macrothylacia rubi
Lepiforum: Macrothylacia rubi


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