Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Macrothylacia rubi Linnaeus, 1758
Fox Moth

Family: Lasiocampidae
Checklist Number: 66.008

A frequent and common moorland species found from May to June

Heather Calluna vulgaris, Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus, and similar species are the main foodplants

Macrothylacia rubi
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