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Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pale Tussock
72.0150 (B&F: 2028)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Lymantriinae
    »Tribe: Orgyiini

Status and ecology:

Resident. Often fairly common to common at mv light in woods, but much less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Well distributed, probably generally so, but high numbers are local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early May to late June, sometimes from late April. Larvae feed on beech, oak, hazel, hop, sweet chestnut, birch, elm, and lime.(Pratt, 2011)

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Crowborough, 08 v 2016 Photo: Charles Waters

Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution map for Calliteara pudibunda

(Distribution at 1km scale)

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Phenology chart for Calliteara pudibunda

Phenology: Adult | Larva | Pupa

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Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

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