Lackey moth

Malacosoma neustria

Lackey moth lavae - photo © Steve Bennett Lackey moth lavae Lackey moth lavae and webbing

Photo (left) of single Lackey moth lavae © Steve Bennett

Lackey moth larvae are distinguished from those of oak processionary moth by their distinct orange and blue longitudinal stripes.

They are found between April and June living gregariously in webbing nests (above right) on oak and a wide variety of other broadleaf trees and shrubs.