Lasiocampidae : Poecilocampinae
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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.001/1631
Norfolk status
Mainly woodland, occasionally in scrubland, hedgerows and gardens.
Attracted to lighted windows in early November.

The female is bigger, generally lighter in colour and without the feathered antennae of the male.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/12/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
05/12/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/12/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
04/12/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/12/2018128TF91 - Dereham
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Forewing: 15-21mm.
Season: One generation. Oct-Jan
Foodplant:   Broadleaf Trees, Oak, Birch, Elm etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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