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Lasiocampidae

1634 Lackey, Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

Resident. Often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light along the coast and in the extreme north-west during the late 20th century, but less numerous elsewhere - and generally everywhere since. Widespread away from the north-east, but very local and irregular in numbers. Seriously decreasing. Usually single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, occasionally from the second week of June or to mid September. A partial second emergence may usually occur. Larvae feed on hawthorn, crab-apple, sloe, plum, pear, apple, oak, rose, hazel, common spotted orchid, bramble and willow. (Pratt, 2011)

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Pagham Harbour, vii 2006 Photo: Ivan Lang

Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)

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