Poecilocampa populi

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December moth
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Poecilocampa populi, ♂, dorsal view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lasiocampidae
Genus: Poecilocampa
Species: P. populi
Binomial name
Poecilocampa populi
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Poecilocampa populi, the December moth, is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 30–45 millimetres (1.2–1.8 in). The moth flies from October to December depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, such as oak, poplar and lime (Tilia).

Distribution[edit]

It is found in Europe, Northern Asia and Japan.

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