Lasiocampidae : Malacosomatinae
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Lackey
Malacosoma neustria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1634 / 66.003

Uncommon and declining resident in the south of the region, last Staffordshire record in 1997.

Found in hedgerows, scrub, open woodland and even gardens.

Overwinters as an egg, the larvae living in communal webs.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 45 (32%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees and shrubs inc Rose family
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
08/07/20224VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
06/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
05/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
01/07/20224VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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