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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Dicranurinae
1999 / 71.009
Photo © Dave Jones,  16/06/2017 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Forewing: 24-33mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland habitats.
English name from the remarkable crustacean-like appearance of the caterpillar.

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1868.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2020128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
27/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/06/2020128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
25/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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