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Lasiocampidae

1636 Grass Eggar, Lasiocampa trifolii ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

National Status: RDB 1

Resident in East Sussex, but in danger of extinction; extinct in West Sussex since about 1877. Currently only known from the vegetated shingle beach at Rye, where adults usually occur sparingly, sometimes fairly commonly at mv light. Extremely local and irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late July to late August, occasionally from mid July. Larvae feed on unspecified fine grasses, sallow, bramble and broom. (Pratt, 2011)

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Rye Harbour LNR, 0 Photo: Chris Bentley

Lasiocampa trifolii ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Distribution map for Lasiocampa trifolii

(Distribution at 1km scale)

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Phenology chart for Lasiocampa trifolii

Phenology: Adult | Larva

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