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The Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia) is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae.

Description[]

A fairly large moth, this species has a wingspan og 50-90mm, with the females being larger than the males. The adults are brown and are camouflaged to look like a leaf, with the edge of the wings indented to break up the edge. The head is "shrew-like". This species flies in the Summer months.

Range[]

It is found in Europe and Northern and Eastern Asia. In Britain, this species is common in most of southern Britain,and is increasing in Northern England.

Larvae[]

The larvae feed on Crataegus, Prunus spinosa, Willow and Oak.

Gallery[]

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