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Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lackey
66.0030 (B&F: 1634)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
    »Family: Lasiocampidae
      »Subfamily: Malacosomatinae
        »Tribe: Malacosomatini

Resident. Often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light along the coast and in the extreme north-west during the late 20th century, but less numerous elsewhere - and generally everywhere since. Widespread away from the north-east, but very local and irregular in numbers. Seriously decreasing. Usually single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, occasionally from the second week of June or to mid September. A partial second emergence may usually occur. Larvae feed on hawthorn, crab-apple, sloe, plum, pear, apple, oak, rose, hazel, common spotted orchid, bramble and willow. (Pratt, 2011)

Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Peacehaven, 15 vii 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 23 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Saltdean, 06 iv 2015
Photo: Tim Wilton
Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Frog Firle, 12 v 2011
Photo: Bob Eade
Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
larva on Raspberry
Seaford, 01 vi 2016
Photo: Colin Whiteman
Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Birling Gap, 21 vi 2010
Photo: Bob Eade

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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