Notodontidae : Dicranurinae
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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1999 / 71.009

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in southern districts of England and Wales, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica), oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betulae spp.) and hazel (Corylus avellana). In Dorset, the moth is common in woodland where its host plants abound, but becomes more rare the further one travels away from deciduous tree habitat. The bizarre larva has very occasionally been located in the county. The following record refers to an example found on holm oak (Quercus ilex): Durlston,... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 24-33mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/07/201919SU00 Wimborne
24/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis

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