Pachypasa otus, Crete - photo ©

Pachypasa otus, Crete - photo ©

Pachypasa otus (Drury, 1773)


Pachypasa otus is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Pachypasa otus (Drury, 1773)

Sphinx otus (Drury, 1773)

Common name

Snout Moth Otus, Eastern Lappet.


Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea > Family: Lasiocampidae > Subfamily: Lasiocampinae > Tribus: Pinarini > Genus: Pachypasa


79-110 mm


Coastal or at least lowland areas with trees or shrubs of the genus Cupressus. In cypress alleys in and around human settlements.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Cupressaceae (Juniperus, Cupressus), Fagaceae (Quercus) and feeds on the leaves.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

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Lepidoptera Mundi

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