Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Gastropacha quercifolia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1642 / 66.012

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in southern Britain, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), sallow (Salix spp.), wild plum (Prunus domestica), and apple (Malus spp.). This is the largest of the 'Eggars', the caterpillar measure up to 90mm long when fully grown. In Dorset, the moth is thinly scattered and at low density, but not uncommon where hawthorn and blackthorn predominate. The Lappet, like the Pale Eggar and the Small... Read More

Recorded in 30 (75%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28-42mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns etc
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
22/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
18/07/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
18/07/201919SY79 Puddletown

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