Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1637 / 66.007

Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite a common species everywhere.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single brooded in the summer. Males can be seen in the daytime flying fast over the habitat, searching for the newly emerged females. Females come regularly to light. Larvae regularly found in autumn and again in the spring.

Identification: No similar species occur in the county.

Habitats: Woodland, heathland, gardens, scrub, rough grassland.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
24/04/2024125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
07/04/2024125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
28/03/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
20/08/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 25-34mm. F 33-40mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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