Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Erebidae)


Male

Forewing Length: Male 18-20mm, Female 20-28mm; Wingspan: 30-50mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) April - June ? July - August
(Earliest: 17.7)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest

Beech Forest

Wet Forest
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Pinaceae

Quercus robur

Alnus glutinosa

Populus tremula

Crataegus

Fraxinus excelsior
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Salix

Betula
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia glomerata Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Lymantria monacha
Lymantria monacha
Nature Spot: Black Arches - Lymantria monacha
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Lymantria monacha
Lepiforum: Lymantria monacha


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