Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Small Eggar
Eriogaster lanestris

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1633 / 66.005

Norfolk status
Local.
Hedgerows.

Formerly scarce, restricted to a few scattered colonies in England and Ireland. Locally found and regularly recorded in Norfolk in recent years.

Most frequently recorded as larvae in communal webs April - Aug.

Recorded in 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/03/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
16/03/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
16/02/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
27/06/2023127TG04Kelling
15/06/2023+27TG01Hockering
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Forewing: 15-21mm.
Flight: One generation. Feb-Mar.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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