Saturniidae : Saturniinae
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Emperor Moth
Saturnia pavonia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 68.001/1643
Norfolk status
Britain's only resident member of the Saturniidae family.
Heathland, fens, woodland and hedgerows.

The males, which have bright orange hindwings, fly during the day in search of the greyer females, which fly at night.

Pheromone attractants: EMP Lure
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Recorded in 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/03/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
13/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
02/06/2018127TM07 - Roydon/Blo Norton
02/06/2018127TM07 - Roydon/Blo Norton
19/05/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 27-32mm. F 35-41mm.
Season: One generation. Apr-May.
Foodplant:   Woody plants Heathers, Bramble, Hawthorns etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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