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Odonestis pruni (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 26, 2020, 6:45 p.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.




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Specimens in nature

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

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