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Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)

December Moth
66.0010 (B&F: 1631)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
    »Family: Lasiocampidae
      »Subfamily: Poecilocampinae
        »Tribe: Poecilocampini

Resident. Often fairly common to common in or near deciduous woods and sometimes very common at mv light in parts of West Sussex. Probably generally distributed, but scarce along treeless parts of the coast. Under-recorded due to the late flight time but often said to be decreasing. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late October to the third week of December, occasionally from the second week of October; a period of unusually cold weather splits the emergence, so in these years sightings can continue up to the third week in January. Adults have been seen in every week from late October to the third week of January. Larvae feed mainly on oak, and occasionally on hawthorn and other deciduous trees. (Pratt, 2011)

Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scotney Estate, 25 xi 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scotney Estate, 25 xi 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 13 xi 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 21 xi 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 12 xii 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 3 xi 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, 13 xii 2006
Photo: Tony Wilson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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