Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Lasiocampidae   Checklist Number: 66.007

Lasiocampa quercus   Linnaeus, 1758

Northern Eggar

A subspecies of the Oak Eggar frequently found on moorland from late May to early July. Heather (Calluna vulgaris), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), and similar species are the main foodplants

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