Notodontidae : Cerurinae

Photo © Teresa Stevens,  Saxlingham Nethergate 23/05/09

  Immature stages

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Leopard Moth
Zeuzera pyrina
Puss Moth
Cerura vinula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 71.003/1995
Norfolk status
Widespread but local, only recorded in small numbers each year.

The caterpillars, which are seen from July to September, are up to 65mm long, bright green with purple and white markings. When threatened they can rear up, revealing a red and black 'face' before shooting out formic acid!

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2016127TM08 - Banham/Lopham
24/07/2016127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
20/07/2016127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
10/07/2016127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
08/07/2016127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 29-38mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Poplars and willows
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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