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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Dicranurinae
1999 / 71.009
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Forewing: 24-33mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland habitats.
English name from the remarkable crustacean-like appearance of the caterpillar.

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1868.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/06/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/06/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/06/2022227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/06/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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