|72.01 ~ 2033 ~ Black Arches ~ Lymantria monacha|
Resident. Local S,(C).
A fairly common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 44-54mm.
Mainly mature oak woodland.
Mainly oak, also found on hawthorn, silver birch, aspen, elm, and Scots pine.
Overwinters as an egg laid either singly or in pairs on the bark or the foodplant . Larva April-June. Pupates in a slight cocoon in the foliage or attached to a branch.
Photo by PB, 26th July 2011, Morben ISAF
Photo by PB, 19th Aug 2012, Morben ISAF
Pic shows dark form.