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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Poecilocampinae
1631 / 66.001
Photo © Martin Rejzek,  07/11/2020 - Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich

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Small Eggar
Eriogaster lanestris
Forewing: 15-21mm.
Flight: One generation. Oct-Jan
Foodplant:   Broadleaf Trees, Oak, Birch, Elm etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/12/2020427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/12/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/12/2020328TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
14/12/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
13/12/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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