Field Tip Details

Species1642 Lappet, Gastropacha quercifolia, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearlate May
Foodplantshawthorns, Crataegus spp.
apple, Malus spp.
Crab-apple, Malus sylvestris
Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa
TipThe larvae should be sought on blackthorn, buckthorn, resting low down during the day; it comes up and feeds by night, and is common on Wicken Fen [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedThu 19-May-2005Last updatedThu 19-May-2005