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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae
1637 / 66.007
Photo © Ray Roche,  18/07/2013 - Ingoldisthorpe

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: M 25-34mm. F 33-40mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread.
Heathland, woodland, grassland, hedgerows, scrub and fen.
Does not feed on Oak, but is so-called because the shape of its cocoon.
Males fly during the day, females are nocturnal.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
15/07/2024128TF50Wiggenhall Fen
14/07/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
10/07/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
02/07/2024128TF63Snettisham
20/06/2024128TF84Burnham Market
05/06/2024128TF63Snettisham
28/05/2024+27TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
15/05/2024128TL99Great Hockham
30/04/2024128TF74Titchwell NNR
29/04/2024128TF74Holme NNR
Further info: Lasiocampa quercus
 
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