Lasiocampidae : Lasiocampinae
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Oak Eggar
Lasiocampa quercus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.007

Scarce in the region. Mainly recorded from a few localised areas including the low-lying River Ray catchment on clay northeast of Oxford, where it is recorded fairly regularly on scrubby ground and in open parts of woodland. Its overall scarcity in the region extends over a wider area of central southern England.

Recorded in 24 (31%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1200.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Bramble other woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU96
31/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP30
30/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP95
30/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP61
25/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86

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