Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Photo © David Wilton,  Westcott, Bucks 15 Jun 2024, final instar larva

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Lymantria monacha
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Gypsy Moth
Lymantria dispar

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.011

A naturalised adventive that has spread into the region in the last few years, with evidence of breeding in a number of places. Occurs in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 42 (54%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1700.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
GB Status: Naturalised / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/11/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP85
03/09/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
02/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
21/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
21/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56

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