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The Lappet Gasteropacha quercifolia Length 40mm. An amazing moth whose colour, and wing shape and pattern, make it look like an autumn leaf. Adult has reddish wings with scalloped margins; the palps on the head project as a ‘snout’. Flies June–August. Larva is among the largest in Britain (up to 10cm long); feeds on Hawthorn and superbly camouflaged when resting lengthwise along twig. Common only in southern England.