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Puss Moth
Cerura vinula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Cerurinae
1995 / 71.003
Photo © Dave Emley

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Forewing: 29-38mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars and willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A fairly common resident; the larva being better known than the adult.

Found in a range of habitats from gardens to moorland.

Overwinters as a pupa while the adults come sparingly to light.

Recorded in 94 (67%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2020136SO44 - Stretton Sugwas, Wellington
01/06/2020136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
31/05/2020137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
29/05/2020137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
28/05/2020136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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