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Eriogaster lanestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae
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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
Formerly quite common, much scarcer in recent years.
Restricted to a few scattered colonies in England and Ireland.

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

Recorded in 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/06/2019+28TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
23/06/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
05/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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