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 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
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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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
30/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
30/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO64
26/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
26/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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