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Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1638 / 66.008

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread and locally common species in Britain, the larva feeding on a wide range of shrubs and plants. In Dorset, the species is most often seen in open habitats. It is particularly common on heathland and in open grassy tracts in deciduous woodland (eg. Stubhampton Bottom) and scrub (eg. Lyscombe Hill) on chalky soils. The adult male Fox behaves in a similar way to the adult male Oak Eggar1637, flying strongly over open country during the day.

Recorded in 29 (73%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 22-26mm, F 26-31mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Brambles
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/201919SY98 - Wareham
28/10/201919SY98 - Wareham
28/10/201919SY98 - Wareham
19/10/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
15/10/201919SZ07 - Swanage

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