Notodontidae : Dicranurinae
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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1999 / 71.009

A common resident in the south of the region. Rare in Staffordshire.

Mainly a species of old woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa and males come readily to light, the females less so.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 24-33mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech
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
19/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95 -
08/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
06/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
01/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
26/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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