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Pale Eggar
Trichiura crataegi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1632 / 66.002

Morley's Final Catalogue: Broadly distributed inland: utterly lacking along our entire coast-line. Usually taken at light, though it is one of the few Bombyces that come to sugar.

Recent Suffolk Status: Much declined and only now found in small numbers most years, mainly in VC26.

Life history: Single brooded, flies in early autumn.

Identification: Only similar species at the time of year is Oak processionary but that species has a pale crescent mark in the centre of the forewing.

Habitats: Woodland, wooded heathland, hedgerows.

Recorded in 25 (43%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
29/08/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
26/08/2023126TL76 - Kentford/Dalham
05/05/2022126TL95 - Bradfield/Hitcham
2022326TL76 - Kentford/Dalham
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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Birches, Blackthorn, Hawthorns
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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