Lasiocampidae : Poecilocampinae
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  Immature stages

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Lackey
1634 Malacosoma neustria
(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.003
Norfolk status
Adult lackey moths which fly in July and August are highly variable in colour, ranging from sandy yellow to dark brown with faint wide cross-lines on both sets of wings.

The caterpillars feed in communal webs on low shrubs and sometimes trees, and are commonly found in suburban hedges and planting schemes. Adults may be hard to find but the brightly coloured caterpillars, seen April to June, are very conspicuous with their multi-coloured stripes and red hairs.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2013+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
21/10/2012+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/08/2012127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
29/07/2012127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
07/07/2011+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees & shrubs inc Rose family
Nat Status: Common
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