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Lasiocampa quercus quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampa quercus callunae Palmer, 1847
previously: Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Oak Eggar
66.0070 (B&F: 1637)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
  »Family: Lasiocampidae
   »Subfamily: Lasiocampinae
    »Tribe: Lasiocampini

Status and ecology:

Resident. Females usually occur singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, while males are sometimes fairly common flying by day. Well distributed. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid July to early to the third week of August, occasionally from early June or to the second week of September. Larvae feed on hawthorn, sloe, bramble, hazel, honeysuckle, veronica, heather, camellia, periwinkle, garden rose, broom and spruce. (Pratt, 2011)

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Knepp Estate, 24 viii 2016 Photo: Dave and Penny Green

Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution map for Lasiocampa quercus

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