Chondrostega vandalicia

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Chondrostega vandalicia
Chondrostega vandalicia larva1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lasiocampidae
Genus: Chondrostega
Species: C. vandalicia
Binomial name
Chondrostega vandalicia
(Millière, 1865)
Synonyms
  • Bombyx vandalicia Millière, 1865

Chondrostega vandalicia is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula.

Adult males have grey wings with a wingspan of about 15 millimetres (0.59 in). They are weak fliers. Females have reduced wings and are incapable of flight. Adult males are on the wing from August to September.

The larvae can be found from November to April and mainly feed on grass species such as Nardus stricta, Festuca and Anthoxanthum aristatum, but also other low growing plants such as Hypochaeris radicata.

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