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Lemonia taraxaci

(Lemonia taraxaci)

Description

Lemonia taraxaci, the autumn silkworm moth, is a species of moth of the family Brahmaeidae (older classifications placed it in Lemoniidae). It was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775 and it is found in south-eastern Europe. The wingspan is 45–65 mm. The moth flies from August to October depending on the location. The larvae feed on Hieracium and Taraxacum species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lemoniidae
Genus:Lemonia
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