Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1638 / 66.008
Norfolk status
Heathland, coastal and other grasslands, fen, open woodland, scrub.
The males fly in the afternoon, females tend to fly only at night.

The distinctive black/brown and tan very hairy caterpillars often occur in great profusion in the Autumn. Early instar larvae have distinct yellow rings.

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020728TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/05/2020628TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/05/2020228TF80 - Swaffham
20/05/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-31mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Creeping Willow Brambles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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