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Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)

66.0120 (B&F: 1642)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
    »Family: Lasiocampidae
      »Subfamily: Pinarinae
        »Tribe: Gastropachini

Resident. In East Sussex it generally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats but it is occasionally fairly common at mv light; rare in West Sussex, and in danger of extinction. Very local in any numbers and now largely confined to a north/south band of colonies in central Sussex. Seriously decreasing. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to early August, occasionally from the second week of June or to late August. larvae feed on hawthorn, sloe and apple. (Pratt, 2011)

Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Herstmonceux, 08 vii 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Near Woods Mill, West Sussex, 4 vi 2016
Photo: Melissa Mercer
Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 3 vii 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford, 06 vii 2012
Photo: Bob Eade
Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woods Mill, 16 vii 2014
Photo: Penny Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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