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Oak Eggar; Bómbix de la Encina

Lasiocampa quercus


Female. Moth of the family Lasiocampidae with a wingspan of 50–70 mm. The male is reddish brown coloured with a yellow band on wings that reaches the wing edge. It has a white spot in the forewings. The females are ochre coloured and larger than the males. 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 are brown coloured, with white lateral bands and dark hairs. They feed on Larix, Betula, Salix and Rubus species.


House windows. Small village.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/20; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: -1 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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Spotted on Aug 3, 2015
Submitted on Oct 22, 2015

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