Main: (Erebidae / Lymantriinae)
72.011 [B&F: 2034] Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight males are reported very occasionally as migrants, but old records of females, apparently genuine, suggest the species was once resident in the county. Wingspan male 48-53 mm, female 59-65 mm. Only the male, with prominent crescent-shaped black reniform mark and black orbicular spot, is likely to occur in Britain. Larva feeds on Bog-myrtle and Creeping Willow, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 2
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Ecchinswell12127/08/2017Adult
Portsmouth11117/08/2012Adult
1-km square SU29011101981Not recorded
1-km square SZ20931101981Not recorded
1-km square SZ60981101951Not recorded
Andover12121/08/2008Adult
Liss12105/08/2007Adult
Liss12308/2009Adult
Andover12015/08/2016Adult
Andover12131/07/2017Adult
Chandler's Ford11114/07/2008Adult
Brockenhurst11121/08/1991Adult
Brockenhurst11121/08/1991Adult
Byways, St Helens, IoW10023/09/2012Adult
Chale Green10101/09/1993Adult
Chale Green1001955Adult
Godshill (74/92/01)10028/08/1991Adult
Godshill, IoW1001955Adult
Godshill, IoW1001980Adult
Hengistbury Head1110018/05/2007Larval
Hengistbury Head1110002/06/2007Larval
Hengistbury Head11607/2007Adult
Hengistbury Head11012/05/2008Larval
Hengistbury Head11521/05/2008Larval
Hengistbury Head115022/05/2007Larval
Knatchbull Close11117/08/2017Adult
Liss12108/08/2013Adult
Crawley12107/09/2006Adult
Crawley12113/08/2007Adult
Ventnor10128/08/2012Adult
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