Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Puss Moth
Cerura vinula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1995 / 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 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/06/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/06/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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