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Pine-tree Lappet

Pine-tree Lappet
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-01 7:18
Viewed: 3288
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Dendrolimus pini(Linnaeus, 1758) / Pine-tree Lappet / Dennenspinner / Kiefernspinner / le Bombyx du pin.

Wingspan 45-70 mm.

Until recently, this species was only a rare vagrant to the south coast and Channel Islands, with a couple of old records, followed by an adult male on the Isle of Wight in August 1996, and two others in Guernsey in 1989 and 1997. Another was recorded in Cornwall in August 2003.

A larva which apparently was found in Essex in 1999 on a pine tree imported from Italy was bred out to produce a female.

However, in 2007 the species was found apparently resident in small numbers at Inverness, Scotland, and confirmed in 2008, with at least six being observed at the site.

As the name implies, the foodplants are mainly various species of pine (Pinus) .



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Hi Harm.
Very good macro with excelent details of this moth.
Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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