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Lasiocampa trifolii ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

     Lasiocampa trifolii trifolii ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
     Lasiocampa trifolii flava Chalmers-Hunt, 1962

Grass Eggar
66.0060 (B&F: 1636)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
    »Family: Lasiocampidae
      »Subfamily: Lasiocampinae
        »Tribe: Lasiocampini


Resident in East Sussex, but in danger of extinction; extinct in West Sussex since about 1877. Currently only known from the vegetated shingle beach at Rye, where adults usually occur sparingly, sometimes fairly commonly at mv light. Extremely local and irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late July to late August, occasionally from mid July. Larvae feed on unspecified fine grasses, sallow, bramble and broom. (Pratt, 2011)

Lasiocampa trifolii ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
f. flava
Rye Harbour LNR, 0
Photo: Chris Bentley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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