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Kent Moth Group


Pine-tree Lappet

Dendrolimus pini

Family: Lasiocampidae

RES: 66.009 B&F: 1639

Verification Grade (Adult):

A very rare migrant in Kent. Just one record (the database shows three but this is not thought to be accurate) in August from Littlestone in 2004. This distinctive species flies in Europe from May to September with a second generation further south into October. Treated as a pest species in some places, this may be one which we see on the increase along the Kent coast.

Flight Season: May to September

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini) 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 Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini) 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 Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini) 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 Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini) 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

More information about Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini) can be seen on the external pages listed below: