|2034 ~ Gypsy Moth ~ Lymantria dispar|
RDB Immigrant, former resident.
Migrant. First recorded in 2013 at Commins Coch in the west of the county. This species has never been recorded previously in north Wales and it is only the second record for the whole of Wales.
Wingspan : M & F, 48-65mm.
Prefers open fenland, but can be found almost anywhere.
Bog Myrtle and creeping willow
Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-late June. The young larvae are dispersed by the wind, sometimes for many miles. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon in the leaf litter.
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Photo by PRW, 22nd Sept 2013, Commins Coch