Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)


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Host plants:
The species is polyphagous particulary on deciduous woods, but also sometimes on herbs. I found a caterpillar in a cornfield on chamomile.

Habitat:
Biston betularia inhabits mostly wood rich habitats of all kinds.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates and the moths fly from May to August in a single generation. The caterpillar is found from July to early October.

Remarks:
The Holarctic species is widespread and common in Central Europe.



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