Drymonia obliterata (Esper, [1785])

Synonyms/other combinations:
Drymonia melagona

Drymonia obliterata: Larva (S-Germany, Schwäbisch Gmünd, mid-September 2009) [M] Drymonia obliterata: Larva (S-Germany, Schwäbisch Gmünd, mid-September 2009) [M]

Host plants:
The larvae feed in the first place on beech (Fagus sylvatica), but also on oak (Quercus).

Habitat:
Drymonia obliterata inhabits deciduous woodlands with beech.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates and the moths occur mainly between mid-May and July, only rarely in a partial second generation in August/September. The larvae are usually found between July and September.

Remarks:
Drymonia obliterata occurs in Europe (except e.g. Scandinavia, Great Britain and the lower altitudes of the Mediterranean) and W-Asia (Turkey).



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