Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Photo © John Walshe,  Great Doward, Herefordshire 23/5/18, female

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Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1638 / 66.008

A locally common resident.

A species on moorland and heathland.

Males fly rapidly during the day and occasionally come to light whereas females usually nocturnal and come to readily to light.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva.

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 22-26mm, F 26-31mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Brambles
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -
18/10/20227VC36 - HerefordshireSO22 -
08/10/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO25 -
08/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO23 -
11/09/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -

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