December Moth - Poecilocampa populi
Wingspan 30-45 mm. The makings are fairly constant with a creamy white band across a browny charcoal forewing and also a creamy white head. The female is much larger than the male.
Mainly in woodland but also in scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
In fact it can be found from October until mid or late December.
The larvae feed in spring on a variety of deciduous trees.
It is a fairly common species over much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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