Lasiocampidae : Malacosomatinae
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Malacosoma neustria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.003

Considered to be in decline nationally, but remains widespread and common across the region, in hedgerows and scrub.

Recorded in 64 (82%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs especially those of the rose family
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU67
18/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
17/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
14/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
13/07/20224VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP72

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