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Black Arches
Lymantria monacha

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2033 / 72.010

A common resident in the south but is spreading and becoming more common in the north.

A species of woodland and parkland with mature oaks.

Overwinters as an egg. The adults come readily to light but may also be found at rest on tree trunks etc.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-28mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Various trees
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
06/09/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
03/09/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
24/08/20204VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
22/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01

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