Lasiocampidae : Poecilocampinae
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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1631 / 66.001
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 10 Dec 2005,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed over all five vice-counties and most commonly found in well wooded areas. The late emergence of this moth means it is not commonly reported, but the larvae may often be found on tree-trunks in June.

2012 (CHF): Doing well across the county but curiously absent from the south-west despite there appearing to be plenty of suitable habitat.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Yellow Horned  |  Pale Eggar >
Forewing: 15-21mm
Flight: October - January
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees such as Oak, Birch, Elm etc.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/12/2023164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
18/12/2023161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
15/12/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
15/12/2023165SE37 - Ripon
10/12/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
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