Main: (Erebidae / Lymantriinae)
72.015 [B&F: 2028] Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in gardens, hedgerows, parks, woodland and scrub throughout England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 48-51 mm, female 59-68 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Silver and Downy Birch, Hazel, Lime and Elm, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.25804874
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 783
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Phenology - Larval Records

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