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The Pale Tussock is a moth of the Lymantriidae family. It is found in Europe and Anatolia. The Dutch common name for the moth (Meriansborstel) is named for famous butterfly and insect painter Anna Maria Sibylla Merian.
The wingspan is 40-60 mm. The moth flies from April to June.
The larvae feed on Oak, Willow, Birch, Prunus and Crataegus species.