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Odonestis pruni (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 10:42 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, almost exclusively observed in the limestone area.


Family: Lasiocampidae > Subfamily: Lasiocampinae > Tribus: Odonestini > Genus: Odonestis > Species: Odonestis pruni
Vernacular names
Kersenspinner (NL), Plum Lappet (EN), La Feuille-Morte du Prunier (FR), Pflaumenglucke (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 25 (as Lasiocampa Pruni). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a part-grown larva on a twig of the food plant. Pupates in a though cocoon.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; mainly in June and July. When conditiones are favourable, a partial second generation occurs during September. They come to light.

Observed on

Deciduous trees and Shrubs

The larva lives mainly on Prunus, but also on: Pyrus, Quercus, Tilia, Betula, Alnus, Ulmus and other trees.

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