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Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lobster Moth
71.0090 (B&F: 1999)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Notodontidae
      »Subfamily: Dicranurinae
        »Tribe: Hemitheini

Resident species, often fairly common and sometimes common in deciduous woods. Well distributed, but high numbers are very local and episodic. Single-brooded, flying more recently from early April onwards through to late August. Larvae feed on birch, beech, apple, hazel and oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 07 v 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 16 iv 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Binstead Wood, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 24 vi 2010
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Poling Furzefields, 21 ix 2011
Photo: John Knight
Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Broadwater Warren, viii 2007
Photo: Partrick Roper

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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