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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lasiocampidae: Poecilocampinae
1631 / 66.001
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Female, Westcott 2019

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Small Eggar
Eriogaster lanestris
Foodplant:   Broadleaf trees such as Oak, Birch, Elm etc.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a range of habitats. Most numerous in woodland.

Recorded in 61 (78%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/12/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
25/12/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
25/12/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
25/12/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
24/12/2022223SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
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