Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Lappet
Gastropacha quercifolia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1642 / 66.012
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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are five recent records for his species in the County, three from the south of VC63. This moth is reputedly spreading north, having moved up through Lincolnshire in the 1970s (Diddington & Johnson, 1983).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1986. There are no recent records of this species in the north of England and it seems to have retreated southwards in the last 20 years. Unlikely to recolonise.

Recorded in 9 (5%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1827.
Last Recorded in 1986.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 28-42mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, hawthorns and other shrubs
Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1986+63SE50 - Doncaster
29/07/1985163SE60 - Hatfield
24/07/1976161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
23/07/1976161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
1976+63SE71 - Crowle
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