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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae
1637 / 66.007
Photo © Garry Barlow,  male

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: M 25-34mm, F 33-40mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
02/08/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
02/08/2022137SP07 - Alvechurch
31/07/2022+39SJ73 - Loggerheads/Burnt Wood
30/07/2022137SP06 - Redditch
Further info: Lasiocampa quercus
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