66.012 .... B&F 1642
Lappet Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1767)
Status .....A former resident, but always something of a rarity in the county. It appears to have long since died out in Nottinghamshire, probably sometime before the end of the 1980's. The last record seems to have been from Cropwell Butler in 1982 (Marchant, M.), but there is a single post 1990 record, though it lacks the required supporting evidence for it to be accepted by the county recorder.
Captive reared adult male, photographed April 2020
Early stages                            
Full grown larva, photographed in captivity April 2020
Third instar larva (pre-hibernation), photographed in captivity October 2018
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lappet
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Updated April 2020

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