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Kent Moth Group


December Moth

Poecilocampa populi

Family: Lasiocampidae

RES: 66.001 B&F: 1631

Verification Grade (Adult):

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!

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

Flight Season: Flies from late October to early January

Quick Navigation:

Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 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 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) can be seen on the external pages listed below: