66.012 .... B&F 1642
Lappet Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1767)
Status .....A former resident, but was always something of a rarity in the county. It appears to have long since died out in Nottinghamshire, thought to be  sometime before the end of the 1980's. The last record was from Cropwell Butler in 1982 (Marchant, M.) and there was a reported post-1990 record, although that lacked supporting evidence to be accepted by the county recorder. However, there has been a much more recent record when one was attracted to light at Misterton Soss in August 2021 (Wood, N.).
Captive reared adult male, photographed April 2020
Early stages                            
3rd-instar larva (pre-hibernation), photographed October 2018
4th-instar larva (post-hibernation), photographed April 2024
Full grown larva, photographed in captivity April 2020
Full-grown larva, photographed in captivity May 2024
Full-grown larva, photographed in captivity June 2024
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lappet
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Phil Lee (per Neil Wood).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated August 2021

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