Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex ova, Bewdley, Worcestershire, I. Machin. This individual followed a two year life cycle - in the south it is normally one year.

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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1637 / 66.007

A common resident, found throughout the region.

A species of moorland and hills and less commonly in woods and hedgerows.

More often seen as the larva. Males often seen flying in the day, but also comes to light.

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 25-34mm, F 33-40mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
02/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
02/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
31/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ73 -
30/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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