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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1637 / 66.007
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Heathland, woodland, grassland, hedgerows, scrub and fen.
Does not feed on Oak, but is so-called because the shape of its cocoon.
Males fly during the day, females are nocturnal.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: M 25-34mm. F 33-40mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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