Malacosoma alpicolum

Malacosoma alpicolum

''Malacosoma alpicolum'' is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae, the snout moths. It is native to the southern and central Alps.

The wingspan is 18–34 mm. The moth flies from July to August.

The larvae feed on various plants, including roses, common blackberry, ''Alchemilla alpina'', ''Potentilla aurea'', ''Filipendula ulmaria'', and ''Euphorbia cyparissias''.
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Naming

*''Malacosoma alpicolum alpicolum''
⤷ ''Malacosoma alpicolum mixtum'' Rothschild, 1925

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusMalacosoma
SpeciesM. alpicolum
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