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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Dicranurinae
1999 / 71.009
Photo © Peter Tilley

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Forewing: 24-33mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland habitats.
English name from the remarkable crustacean-like appearance of the caterpillar.

Recorded in 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1868.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/07/2020528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/07/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/07/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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