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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Dicranurinae
1999 / 71.009
Photo © Peter Tilley

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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 58 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1868.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
31/07/2021928TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/07/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
18/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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