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Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lappet
66.0120 (B&F: 1642)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
  »Family: Lasiocampidae
   »Subfamily: Pinarinae
    »Tribe: Gastropachini

Status and ecology:

Resident. In East Sussex it generally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats but it is occasionally fairly common at mv light; rare in West Sussex, and in danger of extinction. Very local in any numbers and now largely confined to a north/south band of colonies in central Sussex. Seriously decreasing. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to early August, occasionally from the second week of June or to late August. larvae feed on hawthorn, sloe and apple. (Pratt, 2011)

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Near Woods Mill, West Sussex, 4 vi 2016 Photo: Melissa Mercer

Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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