Notodontidae : Cerurinae
ABH BF

Photo © Dave Jones,  18/05/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

  Immature stages

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Puss Moth
1995 Cerura vinula
(Linnaeus, 1758) 71.003
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 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2014128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
June 2014+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/05/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/05/2014128TF91 - Dereham
19/05/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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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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