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Lasiocampidae

1638 Fox Moth, Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

Resident. Both moth and larvae usually occur sparingly, but they are occasionally fairly common to common both on chalk downs and acid heaths. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in any numbers, missing from large areas of the county, and seriously decreasing. Single-brooded flying from mid May to mid June, occasionally from late April or to the third week of June. Larvae feed on bramble, salad burnet, dyer's greenweed, heather, hawthorn, bird's-foot trefoil and cinquefoil. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ashdown Forest, 09 vi 1989 Photo: Roy Leverton

Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)

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