Limacodidae
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Festoon
Apoda limacodes

(Hufnagel, 1766) 173 / 53.001

Nationally a southern species, found only in the Forest of Feckenham, Worcestershire in our region.

Larvae feed on Oak and beech in lowland broad-leaved woodland, but occasionally hedgerows.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity

Recorded in 4 (3%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2012.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 10-12mm. F 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/20121VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
28/06/20101VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
02/07/20091VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
01/07/20091VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
13/07/20062VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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