Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Gastropacha quercifolia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1642 / 66.012
Norfolk status
Very scarce in recent years
Hedgerows, scrub, gardens.
Females larger with a wingspan of up to 90mm or more.
Resembles dried oak leaves when at rest.

The larvae feed on a number of shrubs such as hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). Overwinters as a small larva, best looked for in April and May when the large full grown caterpillars can be found by day often low on a main stem of the foodplant.
Pupates in a tough cocoon near to the ground.

Recorded in 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/07/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 28-42mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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