Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Puss Moth
Cerura vinula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1995 / 71.003

A fairly common resident but evidence of a decline in Staffordshire with fewer recent records. The larvae are better known than the adults.

Found in a range of habitats from gardens to moorland.

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

Recorded in 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 29-38mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK05 -
22/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
21/06/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
15/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
10/06/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -

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