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66.001 ~ 1631 ~ December Moth ~ Poecilocampa populi
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-46mm.

Confusion species

Small Eggar.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Found mainly in woodland and to a lesser degree in most other types of habitat.


Broadleaved trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to the bark or a twig. Larva April-June. Pupates under the bark or debris on the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Nov 2009, Llanfyllin