Notodontidae : Thaumetopoeinae
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Oak Processionary
Thaumetopoea processionea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 71.001/2022
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.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
27/07/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/07/2018128TL59 - Welney
25/07/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
25/07/20181028TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Forewing: 16-17mm (f), 14-16mm (m)
Season: July - September
Foodplant:   Oaks
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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