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Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gypsy Moth
72.0110 (B&F: 2034)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Lymantriinae
        »Tribe: Lymantriini

Immigrant and currently extinct temporary resident. Scarce at mv light in both vice-counties Single-brooded, flying mainly from early August to early September. Single males have been recorded in nine of the last fifty years. The larval foodplants have not been recorded in Sussex. On the continent the species feeds on a wide variety of wild and cultivated trees. (Pratt, 2011)

Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woods near Plaistow, 11 viii 2017
Photo: Dave Green
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bexhill, 29 viii 2017
Photo: Keith Alexander
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eastbourne, 27 vii 2018
Photo: Peter Coyston
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wadhurst, 28 vii 2019
Photo: MichaelHoward
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Burgess Hill, 30 vi 2016
Photo: Pearl Carter
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Found in Garden Compost Bin, not on food plant
Bexhill-on-Sea, 10 vi 2016
Photo: Anne Carey
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 03 viii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 03 viii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 19 viii 2013
Photo: Derek Crawley
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sussex Border, 5 viii 2006
Photo: Sam Bayley
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 22 viii 2010
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 22 viii 2010
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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