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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 36 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 22-26mm, F 26-31mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Brambles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
23/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
05/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
26/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
26/05/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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