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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Lappet - Gastropacha quercifolia

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1642

The Lappet is a widespread but uncommon resident in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It inhabits hedgerows and thorn scrub on downland and open woodland. It is occasionally found in rural gardens. The larvae feed mainly on blackthorn and hawthorn. Both sexes come to light.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

Flight Times


More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.

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