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Gastropacha quercifolia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1642 / 66.012

A rare and declining resident with recent records coming from Herefordshire including one in 2021 and a single record in Worcestershire in 2020. Commoner in the south of the UK.

A species of hedgerows and thorn scrub on downland or in light woodland.

Overwinters as a small larva.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity

Recorded in 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28-42mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns etc
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
14/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
24/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
07/07/20102VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
05/07/20071VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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