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Kent Moth Group


Fox Moth

Macrothylacia rubi

Family: Lasiocampidae

RES: 66.008 B&F: 1638

Verification Grade (Adult):

A common species nationally, in Kent it is easiest to find at the coast, although there are plenty of records from Blean, Orlestone/Hamstreet and other well-visited sites. The male often flies by day, but can also be seen at light traps, whilst the female flies only at night. This moth is unmistakable with its size, the two crosslines and lack of any white spots.

Habitat: Coastal grassland, sand dunes, downland, heathland and damp meadows

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) can be seen on the external pages listed below: