Lasiocampoidea

Poecilocampinae

Imago Distribution Map Set Specimen
Genus
Poecilocampa
Species
populi
Author/Year
Linnaeus, 1758
English Vernacular
December Moth
French Vernacular
Bombyx du peuplier
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 33-46mm

Imago: Univoltine, This species is strongly attracted to light and has been recorded from all local woodland sites, our garden and scrubland areas.

Larva: Feeds on various trees and shrubs including oak (Quercus), birch (Betula), hawthorn (Crataegus) and poplar (Populus)

Overwinter: as an egg 

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Imago Distribution Map Set Specimen