Lasiocampidae : Malacosomatinae
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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 43 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees and shrubs inc Rose family
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
15/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
09/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
08/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
05/07/20194VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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