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Aglia tau (Linnaeus, 1758)

Synonym
  • Phalaena tau Linnaeus, 1758
Vernacular Name
Tau Emperor
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Conservation status
RDBUkr: Вразливі
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Detail
It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 60–84 mm. The moth flies in one generation from March to July depending on the location. The larvae primarily feed on European Beech, but also Birch, Alnus glutinosa, Salix caprea and Sorbus aucuparia. The larvae look rather like hickory horned devil caterpillars in the early instar
Book reference
  • Літопис природи. Природний заповідник «Медобори». 2018, т.26. – Гримайлів, 2019. – 509 с.
  • Kanarskyi Yu., Geryak Yu., Lyashenko E. Ecogeographic structure of the moth fauna (Lepidoptera, Drepanoidea, Bombycoidea, Noctuoidea) in Upper Tisa River Basin and adjacent areas (Ukraine) // Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research. – 2011. – Vol.11. – P.143-168.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Lepidoptera
Saturniidae
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