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Species Account for Malacosoma castrensis

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Malacosoma castrensis  (Linnaeus, 1758) 66.004 Evidence needed
Ground Lackey
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Lasiocampidae

Malacosoma castrensis Ground Lackey female Copyright: Graham Ekins

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data

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Verification Grade: Adult:
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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 200
First Record: 1912
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 13
Pre-1992 hectads: 10
Total hectads: 16
Additional Phenology Data


Malacosoma castrensis Ground Lackey female
Malacosoma castrensis Ground Lackey female
Ground Lackey Malacosoma castrensis
Ground Lackey Malacosoma castrensis
Ground Lackey 2
Ground Lackey 2
Ground Lackey
Ground Lackey

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 25 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 200 records with habitat detail and method information)

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