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Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.008

Local and apparently absent from large areas of the region, Found on chalk downland (Chilterns and Berkshire Downs), heathland (mainly in Berkshire) and to a lesser extent in damp, low-lying areas.

Recorded in 25 (32%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Brambles, herbaceous 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
18/10/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86 -
20/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP61 -
20/09/20227VC22 - BerkshireSU38 -
20/09/20227VC22 - BerkshireSU38 -
25/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSU79 -

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