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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Poecilocampinae
1631 / 66.001
Photo © Dave Curtis,  29/10/2019 - Langham Garden

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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 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/2019127TG20 - Norwich
26/11/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/11/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/11/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
26/11/2019428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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