Gabriola dyari (Taylor)
Damage, symptoms and biologyGabriola dyari is a common innocuous solitary defoliator.
Mature larva to 20 mm long. Head, light tan with reddish brown mottling, vertex moderately cleft. Body, stocky with numerous swellings, rusty brown with white dorsal patches on the second, fourth and eighth abdominal segments
This species appears to overwinter in the egg stage. Larvae are present from May to July, pupation occurs June to August, and adults emerge from July to August.
Life cycle (West of the Rockies)
Canadian Forest Service Publications
Diet and feeding behaviour
: Feeds on the leaves of plants.
- Free-living defoliator: Feeds on and moves about freely on foliage.