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Apoda limacodes

(Hufnagel, 1766) 173 / 53.001

Morley's Final Catalogue: Rare and local in oak woods: we have none of beech.

Recent Suffolk status: Much increased since Morley's time. Found in the Sandlings, Breck and most larger woods in the county.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in summer.
Occasionally seen flying around Oaks in warm sunny weather.
Unusual slug-like caterpillar.

Identification: Upright resting posture with curled abdomen, brown cross lines and small size are distinctive.

Habitats: Woodlands, wooded heathland and other sites with mature Oaks.

Recorded in 25 (43%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
27/07/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
23/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
21/07/2023125TM04 - Hadleigh
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2023

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 10-12mm. F 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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