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Kent Moth Group


The Lackey

Malacosoma neustria

Family: Lasiocampidae

RES: 66.003 B&F: 1634

Verification Grade (Adult):

Common in Kent but not evenly distributed, with the middle of the county lacking records. A fairly distinctive species, but to be sure, the key features are the mostly parallel cross lines on the forewing and the chequered fringes to the forewing.

Flight Season: June to August

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of The Lackey (Malacosoma neustria) 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 The Lackey (Malacosoma neustria) 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 The Lackey (Malacosoma neustria) 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 The Lackey (Malacosoma neustria) 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 The Lackey (Malacosoma neustria) can be seen on the external pages listed below: