Lappet

Gastropacha quercifolia

The Lappet is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is found in Europe and Northern and Eastern Asia.

The wingspan is 50–90 mm. The females are larger than the males. The moth flies from June to July depending on the location. The larvae feed on ''Crataegus'', ''Prunus spinosa'', Willow and Oak.
Lappet moth  Bulgaria,Gastropacha quercifolia,Geotagged,Lappet

Naming

*''Gastropacha quercifolia quercifolia''
⤷ ''Gastropacha quercifolia mekongensis'' De Lajonquière, 1976
⤷ ''Gastropacha quercifolia thibetana'' De Lajonquière, 1976

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusGastropacha
SpeciesG. quercifolia
Photographed in
Bulgaria