Orgyia aurolimbata (Guinée, 1835)


Orgyia aurolimbata: Half-grown larva (east Pyrenees, Col de Puymorens, 2000m asl, late July 2013) [N] Orgyia aurolimbata: Larva (e.l. east Pyrenees 2013) [S] Orgyia aurolimbata: Larva (e.l. east Pyrenees 2013) [S] Orgyia aurolimbata: Larva (e.l. east Pyrenees 2013) [S] Orgyia aurolimbata: Larva (e.l. east Pyrenees 2013) [S] Orgyia aurolimbata: Larval habitat in the French east Pyrenees (Col du Puymorens, late July 2013) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on dwarf shrubs like Calluna and brooms.

Habitat:
Orgyia aurolimbata inhabits heathland and slopes with brooms, pastures rich in dwarf shrubs and similar sites.

Life cycle:
The larvae develop between April and July/early August (according to altitude). I recorded still half-grown larvae in 2000m asl in the French east Pyrenees in late July 2013. The moths are on the wing between June and early September.

Remarks:
Orgyia aurolimbata occurs locally in the south (Sierra Nevada) and especially in the north of the Iberian Peninsula and just reaches the French Pyrenees.



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