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Small Eggar
Eriogaster lanestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae
1633 / 66.005
Photo © Gordon Young,  TM157913 11/06/12

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Forewing: 15-21mm.
Flight: One generation. Feb-Mar.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Formerly quite common, much scarcer in recent years.
Restricted to a few scattered colonies in England and Ireland.
Hedgerows.

Most frequently recorded as a larvae in communal webs April - Aug.

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/06/20212527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
30/05/2021+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/05/2021+27TG20 - Norwich
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