Small lappet moth (Phyllodesma ilicifolia)

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Small lappet moth fact file

Small lappet moth description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusPhyllodesma (1)

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Small lappet moth status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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Glossary

Pupa
Stage in an insect's development when huge changes occur, which reorganise the larval form into the adult form. In butterflies the pupa is also called a chrysalis.
Single-brooded
(also known as 'univoltine'). Insect life cycle that takes 12 months to be complete, and involves a single generation. The egg, larva, pupa or adult over winters as a dormant stage.
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Small lappet moth  
Small lappet moth

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Jan Fischer Rasmussen
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