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Oak Eggar caterpillar

Lasiocampa quercus

Description:

This striking caterpillar has tan hairs, black stripes and white markings. This species can hibernate as a caterpillar.

Habitat:

A rocky alpine path, alt. 2000 m ASL.

Notes:

Known in French as minime à bandes haunes ou bombyx du chêne. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location. Their hairs can cause a violent itching skin allergy in some people. The larvae feed on Larix, Betula, Salix and Rubus species. This individual was quite large (about 6-7 cm long). This moth is found in continental Europe and the British Isles.

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5 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very nice!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Satyen, and thanks Raeven for the ID!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Nice, furry fellow :-)

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Valais/Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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