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Oak Processionary
Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae
2022 / 71.001
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Male, 20th July 2018, Westcott, Bucks

Pale Eggar
Trichiura crataegi
Forewing: 16-17mm (f), 14-16mm (m)
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Oaks
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A batch of larvae was found on 29th June 2019 on an oak in a village in mid-Staffordshire. The tree had been planted recently on the village green. The larvae were destroyed.

Note If you find this species, especially the larvae, then the plant health authorities MUST be informed immediately.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2019+39SJ93 - Downs Banks/Stone
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