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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae
1637 / 66.007
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  01/08/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2019228TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
04/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/08/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
31/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
Further info: Lasiocampa quercus
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