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Kent Moth Group


The Festoon

Apoda limacodes

Family: Limacodidae

RES: 53.001 B&F: 173

Verification Grade (Adult):

Pretty well distributed across Kent, certain to turn up in woodland with a decent spread of Oak, but also feeds on Beech and has been observed at Shore Woods CP actively feeding on Sweet Chestnut.

Nothing on the British list to really confuse this species with.

Flight Season: Flies from late June, with numbers peaking in early/mid July

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of The Festoon (Apoda limacodes) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year The Festoon (Apoda limacodes) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of The Festoon (Apoda limacodes) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted The Festoon (Apoda limacodes) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

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