December Moth Poecilocampa populi
December Moth Poecilocampa populi
Adult • North Norfolk • © Perry Hampson

66.001 BF1631
December Moth Poecilocampa populi

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 30-45 mm.

The flight time for this moth is, as the name suggests, late in the year. In fact it can be found from October until mid or late December.

It is a fairly common species over much of Britain.

The female is distinctly larger than the male, and the wings have a slightly translucent appearance, due to their thinly-scaled surface.

The larvae feed in spring on a variety of deciduous trees.
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