Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2028 / 72.015

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, the larva feeding on various deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is most common in deciduous woods, parkland and tree-lined streets, but becomes infrequent in tree-less habitat, such as on Portland.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
28/06/201919ST40 Beaminster
25/06/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
25/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/06/201919SY49 Bridport

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