The Lappet

Gastropacha quercifolia


Species Codes

B&F 1642 RES 66.012

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Species Account

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.

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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