Lasiocampidae : Poecilocampinae
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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1631 / 66.001

Morley's Final Catalogue: Comes tapping at one's lighted window everywhere in early November.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common and widespread.

Life history: Single brooded.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitats: Woodland, wooded heathland, gardens, parks, hedgerows.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/12/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/12/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
11/12/2023126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
08/12/2023325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/12/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Forewing: 15-21mm.
Flight: One generation. Oct-Jan
Foodplant:   Broadleaf Trees, Oak, Birch, Elm etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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