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Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lobster Moth
71.0090 (B&F: 1999)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Notodontidae
   »Subfamily: Dicranurinae
    »Tribe: Hemitheini

Status and ecology:

Resident species, often fairly common and sometimes common in deciduous woods. Well distributed, but high numbers are very local and episodic. Single-brooded, flying more recently from early April onwards through to late August. Larvae feed on birch, beech, apple, hazel and oak. (Pratt, 2011)

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Lindfield, 16 iv 2007 Photo: Bob Foreman

Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)

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