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1637 ~ Oak Eggar ~ Lasiocampa quercus quercus
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 58-90mm.

Confusion species

Grass Eggar.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Will use most habitats.

Foodplant

Heathers, bilberry, bramble, blackthorn, hawthorn, sallow, hazel, garden privet and ivy.

Lifestage data

Overwinters once as a small larva. Larva August-June. Pupates in the leaf litter in a tough cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos


Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin
 
Photo by PRW, 1st Nov 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 26th June 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 24th July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 25th May 2011, Commins Coch