Lasiocampidae : Poecilocampinae
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December Moth
Poecilocampa populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1631 / 66.001

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 1 October to 31st December - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 20 (91%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1820.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/12/2023430TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
20/11/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
11/11/2023230TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
25/12/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
22/12/2022430TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
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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
 Immature Adult
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