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Black Arches
Lymantria monacha

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2033 / 72.010

A common resident in the south but is spreading and becoming more common in the north.

A species of woodland and parkland with mature oaks.

Overwinters as an egg. The adults come readily to light but may also be found at rest on tree trunks etc.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-28mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Various trees
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
26/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
26/08/20195VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
26/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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