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Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gypsy Moth
72.0110 (B&F: 2034)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Lymantriinae
    »Tribe: Lymantriini

Status and ecology:

Immigrant and currently extinct temporary resident. Scarce at mv light in both vice-counties Single-brooded, flying mainly from early August to early September. Single males have been recorded in nine of the last fifty years. The larval foodplants have not been recorded in Sussex. On the continent the species feeds on a wide variety of wild and cultivated trees. (Pratt, 2011)

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Burgess Hill, 30 vi 2016 Photo: Pearl Carter

Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)

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