Limacodidae

0173 (ABH53.001) Festoon Apoda limacodes, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR03907

Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th July 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th July 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Occasionally flies in sunshine, high in the oak canopy.

 

Overwinters as a larva in a cocoon formed on a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 10-12mm. F 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Mature broadleaved woodland, hedges and heathland with mature oaks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 June to 23 July


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
blue, green, yellow, purple, red