Lasiocampa quercus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Lasiocampidae
Oak eggar, Northern Eggar     Baħrija tal-Ballut
Further Information:
Feeding mainly on Ivy as a larva, this species can be found locally in the Buskett area. The red-brown males fly during the hours of daylight, whereas the paler females fly after sunset. The common name originates from the acorn-like cocoon (oak is not a host plant). Locally a protected species.

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