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Oak Eggar; Bómbix de la Encina

Lasiocampa quercus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

House windows. Small village.

Notes:

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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Lat: 42.58, Long: -7.64

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

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