Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)


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Host plants:
The species is polyphagous on deciduous wood. Noteworthy are Salix, Quercus, Prunus.

Habitat:
Biston strataria colonizes deciduous trees rich stocks of all kinds, especially forests, but also grasslands with trees, hedges and gardens.

Life cycle:
The moths overwinter in part developed in the pupal case and hatch early from February to April. The caterpillar lives from April to early July.

Remarks:
The distribution extends from Morocco across Europe and most of temperate Asia. In Central Europe Biston strataria is common in most regions.



Biston betularia