Lasiocampa quercus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Oak eggar)
Jump to: navigation, search
Oak eggar
Lasiocampa quercus01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lasiocampidae
Genus: Lasiocampa
Species: L. quercus
Binomial name
Lasiocampa quercus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Lasiocampa quercus, the oak eggar, is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae found in Europe and the British Isles.


The wingspan is 45–75 mm. The females are larger than the males. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location. Their hairs can cause a violent itching skin allergy in some people.

The larvae feed on Larix, Betula, Salix and Rubus species.

External links[edit]