Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1637 / 66.007

A common resident, found throughout the region.

A species of moorland and hills and less commonly in woods and hedgerows.

More often seen as the larva. Males often seen flying in the day, but also comes to light.

Recorded in 93 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 25-34mm, F 33-40mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
01/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
30/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
30/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72

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