Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Davey, P., 2009: A mainly coastal species in southern and eastern England, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), bramble (Rubus fruticosus) and various other deciduous trees and shrubs. The species is notorious for its ability to accumulate plague-sized populations of larvae that destroy large quantities of foliage and to cause rashes on skin when handled. In extreme situations, local councils are obliged to implement pest control measures. The moth is a... Read More

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Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 16-20mm. F 18-19mm.
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Various shrubs and trees; Bramble, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, sallows, Plum, Apple, Pear, cherries and Sea Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/20194709SY88 - Wool / Lulworth
26/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham
22/08/201919SY98 Wareham
21/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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