Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Photo © Susie Turner,  TG10 06.05.2011

  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
10/04/2014127TG20 - Norwich
27/08/2013127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
10/08/2013227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
19/07/2013127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/07/2013127TG20 - Norwich
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 29-38mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Poplars and willows
Nat Status: Common
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