Lasiocampidae : Poecilocampinae
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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1631 / 66.001

A common resident throughout the region.

Common in woodland, parkland, mature gardens etc.

Overwinters as an egg and is readily attracted to light.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-21mm
Flight: October - January
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees such as Oak, Birch, Elm etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
25/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
24/12/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
22/12/202219VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
22/12/202214VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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