1637 Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus

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This species may get there name from egg shaped cocoons their caterpilars spin.In Britain there are 2 sub species , the Northern being larger

The males are smaller and darker than the females and are fast flying. eggs are dropped at random as the female is flying . Northern caterpillars feed mainly on heather in the South they often eat Oak and Hawthorne Leaves