66.007 .... B&F 1637
Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Rare in the Sherwood Forest NNR area, when prior to 2009 there was just one historical record. Larvae were found at Clipstone Old Quarter in 2009 (per Sheila Wright) and then again in early 2010. Adults were subsequently found to be common during the day in July. Oak Eggar is also known to occur in Clumber Park, the Idle Valley NR and in south Nottinghamshire.
Female trapped at MV light and photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010.
Male photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oak Eggar
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).

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Updated January 2021

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