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Apoda limacodes (Hufnagel, 1766)
Limacodidae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wareham, Dorset, July 3rd 2005.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: M 10-12mm. F 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2012137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
28/06/2010137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
02/07/2009137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
01/07/2009137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
13/07/2006137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
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