Seq # 520110010

Eriogaster catax (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Oct. 22, 2018, 2 p.m.


A very rare and very local species in Belgium, only known from the province of Namur.


Details

Classification
Family: Lasiocampidae > Subfamily: Lasiocampinae > Tribus: Eriogastrini > Genus: Eriogaster > Subgenus: Eriogaster > Species: Eriogaster catax
Vernacular names
Bosrandspinner (NL), Le Bombyx Evérie, La Laineuse du Prunellier (FR), Hecken-Wollafter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Derenne F. 1933a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge. — Lambillionea 33: 182–183. On page 182.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Egg


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly in October. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):
Crataegus

The larva lives on Crataegus and Prunus, occasionally also on other deciduous trees like Betula, Pyrus, Populus, Ulmus and Berberis.

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