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Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2028 / 72.015

A common species across the region.

Found in woodland, hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light. They can be found at rest on walls beneath house lights etc.

Recorded in 112 (80%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO45 -
09/10/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO88 -
05/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO35 -
29/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO56 -
21/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01 -

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