Norfolk status Rare immigrant. First Norfolk record in 1995 at Sea Palling (Alec Kolaj) the 8th record for Britain at the time.
In Europe it is a pest species, the larvae feeding in large numbers on oak.
Contact with the hairs of the larvae can cause severe (occasionally life-threatening) symptoms.
Notifiable Species If you suspect you have found an Oak Processionary nest or caterpillars in Norfolk please report it to forestresearch.gov.uk via TreeAlert. (authorities do not require reports of adult moths)
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1995. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats