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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 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61 -
09/10/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO73 -
08/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55 -
08/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33 -
07/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52 -

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