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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae
1637 / 66.007
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  08/07/2018 - Peddars Way

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
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
Norfolk Status
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 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
09/08/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
07/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/08/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
07/08/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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