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

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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 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/05/2020328TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
08/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/05/2020128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
07/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
Further info: Saturnia pavonia
 
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