Streblote cristata

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Streblote cristata
Streblote cristata 5.jpg
Streblote cristata, Lateral aspect, wings fully developed
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lasiocampidae
Genus: Streblote
Species: S. cristata
Binomial name
Streblote cristata
(Stoll, 1782)
  • Phaleana Bombyx cristata Stoll, 1782
Streblote cristata Dorsal aspect
Streblote cristata, final instar larva

Streblote cristata is a species of moth in the family Lasiocampidae,[1] the so-called eggars, snout moths or lappet moths.

Streblote cristata occurs in the fynbos of the far South Western Cape Province of South Africa, where it has been observed on fynbos species such as members of the Podalyria and Erica genera. It also has been found on domestic thyme. Such a varied range of food plants, but without much tendency for any single larva to migrate to a different species during its development, is common among the Lasiocampidae.


  1. ^ Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2013. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at