Main: (Notodontidae / Cerurinae)
71.003 [B&F: 1995] Puss Moth (Cerura vinula) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in gardens, hedgerows, open woodland, moorland and scrub, throughout the British Isles, but rare at high altitude. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, widespread, but seen only in small numbers. Wingspan 62-80mm. Amongst resident species, unmistakable, although the very similar Feline Cerura erminea has been recorded twice on the Channel Islands. Larva feeds on Black Poplar, White Poplar, Aspen and Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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