Lasiocampidae : Malacosomatinae
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Lackey
Malacosoma neustria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1634 / 66.003

Norfolk status
Local.
Adult moths are highly variable in colour, ranging from sandy yellow to dark brown with faint wide cross-lines on both sets of wings.

The caterpillars feed in communal webs on low shrubs and sometimes trees, and are commonly found in suburban hedges and planting schemes. Adults may be hard to find but the brightly coloured caterpillars, seen April to June, are very conspicuous with their multi-coloured stripes and red hairs.

Recorded in 44 (59%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/07/2023127TG31Upton
23/07/2023127TG31Upton
21/07/2023127TG31Horning
13/07/2023328TL99Thompson Water
01/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees & shrubs inc Rose family
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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