Drymonia obliterata (Esper, 1785)

Drymonia obliterata: Half-grown larva [S] Drymonia obliterata: Larva [S]

Host plants:
The larvae feeds on Fagus und Quercus.

Drymonia obliterata inhabits beech forests, mixed forests, oak groves and similar places.

Life cycle:
Drymonia obliterata flies in a single generation from May to July. I found caterpillars in grasslands interspersed with oak trees on the eastern Swabian Alb in July. The pupa overwinters.

Endangerment factors:
Drymonia obliterata is pretty little threatened, common and climatically adaptable.

Drymonia obliterata occurs from Central France across Central Europe to Armenia. A local population group exists in the Pyrenees.

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