Notodontidae : Dicranurinae
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Great Prominent
Peridea anceps
Dark Tussock
Dicallomera fascelina
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Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1999 / 71.009

Morley's Final Catalogue: Wide spread, but quite rare with us, occurring nearly always singly: unknown here in 1858. Holbrook (Garrett); Bentley (Ml); Ipswich (Entom. 1871, 452); larva once beaten by Lingwood in Shrubland Park (Platten). Two at Mildenhall in 1935 (Btn); one in sandy lane at Tuddenham St. Mary in 1901 (Blair); I beat a single larva in 1911 at West Stow, where Mr. Wratislaw obtained the species forty years ago, but the insect must be very rare in west Suffolk (Nurse). At light in woods during 1937: Belstead (Btn) and Sotterley (Mitton).

Recent Status: Relatively common, particularly along the Sandlings and in west Suffolk.

Identification: Compare with Great Prominent.

Habitat: Mainly woodland and large gardens.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
24/06/2020125TM28 - Mendham
13/06/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
12/06/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
11/06/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 24-33mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder, Oak, Beech
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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