Lasiocampidae : Malacosomatinae
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Lackey
Malacosoma neustria
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Ground Lackey
Malacosoma castrensis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1635 / 66.004

Norfolk status
Not a confirmed Norfolk species.

A very local species in the British Isles, restricted to coastal saltmarsh areas where larvae mass together as they move across the saltmarsh leaving a silken trail.

Known from the saltmarshes of Suffolk.

A single Norfolk record of a female was trapped in a Norwich garden in 2013. The circumstances of this unexplained capture remain a mystery. It is not thought this is from a hidden Norfolk colony, but possibly either bred, hitched a ride from Suffolk, carried on wind or caught in a thermal during the extreme hot weather.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2013.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/08/2013127TG20Norwich (Eaton)
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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Sea Plantain, Common Sea-lavender, Sea Wormwood and Sea Purslane
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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