Main: (Notodontidae / Cerurinae)
71.004 [B&F: 1995a] Feline (Cerura erminea) (Esper, 1783)


Notes: Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from mainland Europe, appearing in the Channel Islands. First recorded on Jersey in July 1995, with another on the island in June 2008. Has not yet been recorded in mainland Britain. Wingspan 60-80 mm. Distinguished from the larger and more common Puss Moth C. vinula by the four closed figures a quarter of the wing length from the body, the outer two roughly circular and the inner two unevenly V-shaped. Larva feeds on Salad Burnet, Black Poplar, White Poplar and Sallow, over-wintering as a pupa.

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