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This striking caterpillar has tan hairs, black stripes and white markings. This species can hibernate as a caterpillar.
A rocky alpine path, alt. 2000 m ASL.
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.