Orgyia trigotephras Boisduval, 1829


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Host plants:
The larvae are polyphagous on most often low-growing shrubs, trees and occasionally also herbs. They often feed on broom species.

Habitat:
Orgyia trigotephras inhabits dry and warm areas like garrigues, maquis or scrub.

Life cycle:
Orgyia trigotephras occurs in one or - if summer drought does not prevent it - also several generations between May and autumn. I found the larvae in Cyprus in April. The egg hibernates.

Remarks:
Orgyia trigotephras occurs in N-Africa, S-Europe and W-Asia.



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