Main: (Lasiocampidae / Poecilicampinae)
66.004 [B&F: 1635] Ground Lackey (Malacosoma castrensis) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) in saltmarshes and on shingle beaches in England from Kent to Suffolk, predominantly coastal. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan male 32-36 mm, female 40-48 mm. Similar to Lackey M. neustria, but cross-lines roughly parallel in Lackey, whereas in Ground Lackey they converge towards the middle. Larva feeds on Common Sea-lavender, Sea Wormwood and other herbaceous saltmarsh plants, over-wintering as an egg.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Southsea11212/07/2016Adult
Southsea11215/07/2016Adult
Southsea11214/07/2016Adult
Southsea11220/07/2016Adult
Southsea11116/07/2016Adult
Southsea11121/07/2016Adult
Southsea11125/07/2016Adult
Southsea11124/07/2016Adult
Southsea11423/07/2016Adult
Southsea11111/07/2016Adult
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