Pterostoma palpina (Clerck 1759) (Family Notodontidae)

Forewing Length: 18-25mm;
Wingspan: 35-55mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? July
August - September
(Earliest: 17.8)
(Winter) April - August
(Earliest: 7.5)
(2 Generations)

Hedge Rows

Most Salicaceae
Pimpla rufipes Larva

Protichneumon pisorius Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Pterostoma palpina
Pterostoma palpina
Nature Spot: Pale Prominent - Pterostoma palpina
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Pterostoma palpina
Lepiforum: Pterostoma palpina
Plant Parasites of Europe: Pterostoma palpina

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