Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Gypsy Moth
Lymantria dispar

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2034 / 72.011

Davey, P., 2009: An extinct resident species colonising the fens in eastern England before 1907, and an occasional immigrant. The larva in fenland populations fed on bog-myrtle (Myrica gale) and creeping willow (Salix repens); however, the species is polyphagous on deciduous trees on the Continent, moreover, it is a pest species in orchards and forests across mainland Europe and in North America where it inflicts enormous damage. Although the female is apparently a reluctant flyer and therefore... Read More

Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 20-24mm. F 31-35mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Bog-myrtle and Creeping Willow
GB Status: Naturalised / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant (Former )
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
22/04/201919ST50 - Halstock
17/08/201619SY39 Lyme Regis
21/08/201519SY39 Lyme Regis
07/04/2011+9SY98 Wareham

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