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Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Fox Moth
66.0080 (B&F: 1638)


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

Resident. Both moth and larvae usually occur sparingly, but they are occasionally fairly common to common both on chalk downs and acid heaths. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in any numbers, missing from large areas of the county, and seriously decreasing. Single-brooded flying from mid May to mid June, occasionally from late April or to the third week of June. Larvae feed on bramble, salad burnet, dyer's greenweed, heather, hawthorn, bird's-foot trefoil and cinquefoil. (Pratt, 2011)

Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 30 v 2018
Photo: John Luck
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beachy Head, 09 x 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beachy Head, 09 x 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Female
Ashdown Forest, 09 vi 1989
Photo: Roy Leverton
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Heyshott Common, 03 vi 2017
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eggs found on a grass stem.
Heyshott Common, 03 vi 2017
Photo: Dave Green
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Butterfly Haven, Brighton, 16 v 2011
Photo: Dan Danahar
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ouse Valley NR, 12 x 2009
Photo: Anna Grist
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Birling Gap, 8 x 2009
Photo: Bob Eade
Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Harting Down, 01 x 2012
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

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Phenology (larval)

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