Seq # 650210020

Cerura vinula (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 27, 2020, 9:05 p.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Notodontidae > Subfamily: Notodontinae > Tribus: Dicranurini > Genus: Cerura > Subgenus: Cerura > Species: Cerura vinula
Vernacular names
Hermelijnvlinder (NL), Puss Moth (EN), La Grande Queue-Fourchue (FR), Großer Gabelschwanz (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 26.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Egg


Flight periods

The adults fly from early May till the end of July. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Populus and Salix

The larva lives mainly on Populus tremula, but also on other Populus species and on Salix. Hibernates as a pupa.

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