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Festoon
Apoda limacodes

(Hufnagel, 1766) 173 / 53.001

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern England, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) or beech (Fagus sylvatica). In Dorset, the moth is locally common and found in oak and beech woods in the eastern half of the county, being most often seen in mature oak woodland and on the stunted oaks growing on sandy soils, but less so on chalky soils. However, the species seems to be responding positively to the warming trend with increasing numbers across an increasing range. For example,... Read More

Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 10-12mm. F 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/201919SY78 Broadmayne
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
23/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
23/07/201929SY79 Puddletown

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