Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Lasiocampidae)


Larva

Forewing Length: 13-16mm;
Wingspan: 25-35mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) April - June
(Earliest: 8.6)
? June - August
(Earliest: 3.7)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Gardens
Food:
(Larva)

Several Rosaceae

Salix alba

Salix caprea

Alnus glutinosa

Corylus avellana

Quercus robur
Possible Food:
(Larva)

Populus

Betula
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia glomerata Larva

Cotesia ruficrus Larva

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Rhinomorinia sarcophagina Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Malacosoma neustria
Malacosoma neustria
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Malacosoma neustria
Lepiforum: Malacosoma neustria


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