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Kent Moth Group


The Lappet

Gastropacha quercifolia

Family: Lasiocampidae

RES: 66.012 B&F: 1642

Verification Grade (Adult):

Previously widespread across Kent, in line with the national trend, this species' range has contracted significantly since the 1980s. It can now be found in very few locations across Kent but the Isle of Grain seems to be a reasonably safe bet. Superficially similar to The Drinker, Lappet has a scalloped edges to the wings and no white spots on the forewing.

Flight Season: June to August

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) 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 Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) 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 Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) 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 Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) 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 The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) can be seen on the external pages listed below: