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Emperor Moth
Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Saturniidae: Saturniinae
1643 / 68.001
Photo © Ken Palmer,  (digitised by G. Follows) early instar

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: M 27-32mm. F 35-41mm.
Flight: One generation. Apr-May.
Foodplant:   Woody plants. Heathers, Bramble, Hawthorns etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/04/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
05/04/2020227TG20 - Norwich
04/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/04/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/04/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
Further info: Saturnia pavonia
 
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