Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Black Arches
Lymantria monacha

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2033 / 72.010

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern England, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in oak woods, but scarce otherwise. The national norm is for adults to be on the wing in late July and August; it is likely that the following are second brood individuals: Arne Wood, on 10 October 1985 (B Pickess), Hurn, on 24 September 1998 (M Jeffes). Dispersal from outside the county or immigration from abroad may account for the following light trap records... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-28mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Various trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201929SY98 Wareham
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
05/09/201919SY98 Wareham
03/09/201919SY98 Wareham
02/09/201929SY98 Wareham

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