Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Erebidae)


Larva on Betula pendula

Forewing Length: Male 12-17mm; Wingspan: Male 25-35mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) May - August
(Earliest: 23.6)
? May - October

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Hedge Rows

Beech Forest
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Rosaceae

Most Salix

Betula pendula

Corylus avellana

Quercus robur

Calluna vulgaris
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Meteorus cinctellus Larva

Protapanteles formosus Larva

Eulophus abdominalis Larva

Nilea hortulana Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Orgyia antiqua
Orgyia antiqua
Nature Spot: Vapourer - Orgyia antiqua
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Orgyia antiqua
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