Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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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 92 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-28mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Various trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/20224VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
01/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
27/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
26/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO38

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