December Moth

Poecilocampa populi


Species Codes

B&F 1631 RES 66.001

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Species Account

Distributed throughout most of Kent, this moth is a late season flyer with records from late October into early January. One of numerous moths with a month in their name, 7/12 months have their names attached to a moth species. At the time of year it is encountered this moth cannot really be mistaken for anything else - a chunky, furry moth that gets the pulse racing when it pings into a trap when out mobile trapping. It is also the consolation prize for moth-ers out looking for Plumed Prominent!


Locations with mature, broad-leaved trees, including some mature gardens

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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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.

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