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Pale Eggar
Trichiura crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Poecilocampinae
1632 / 66.002
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Female, Bernwood Forest 2016

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Birches, Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread across parts of the northern half of the region but scarce in the southern half. This pattern is hard to explain but mirrors the national distribution which is somewhat patchy.

Recorded in 40 (51%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
07/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
06/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
01/09/2022323SP30 - Witney(S), Bampton
31/08/2022523SP30 - Witney(S), Bampton
Further info: Trichiura crataegi
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