|Variable oakleaf caterpillar moth|
The wingspan is 37–50 mm. Adults are on wing from April to October.
The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, especially Quercus species. The larva can spray formic acid which is reported to cause blisters or severely irritate human skin.
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