Lasiocampidae : Malacosomatinae
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Malacosoma neustria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1634 / 66.003
Photo © Ian Andrews,  SE79934916Pocklington, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There has been a dramatic range extension from the south-east since the early 1970s, Wass (VC62) being the furthest north so far and Elmley (VC63) and Markington (VC64) the furthest west.

2012 (CHF): There has been a slow contraction in range and numbers in the last few years with a retreat to the south and east.

Recorded in 63 (32%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs especially those of the rose family
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2022261TA17 - Bempton
18/07/2022161SE87 - Rillington
18/07/2022161SE87 - Rillington
17/07/2022461TA17 - Bempton
15/07/2022261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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