Seq # 650010010

Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 19, 2020, 6:31 p.m.


A rather common species in Belgium. A species of fluctuating occurrence: sometimes absent, sometimes a pest in oak forests. It has mainly been observed in the Kempen region, but occurs also in many other regions.


Details

Classification
Family: Notodontidae > Subfamily: Thaumetopoeinae > Genus: Thaumetopoea > Species: Thaumetopoea processionea
Vernacular names
Eikenprocessierups (NL), Oak Processionea (EN), La Processionnaire du Chêne (FR), Eichen-Prozessionsspinner (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.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in July and August, though some specimens have been observed as early as 28 May. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus

The larva lives on Quercus. Hibernates as an egg.

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