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Emperor Moth
Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Saturniidae: Saturniinae
1643 / 68.001
Photo © Mike Gasson,  08/04/2016 - Kelling Heath

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/04/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/04/2021128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
04/04/2021+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
04/04/2021127TG12 - Aylsham
04/04/2021127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
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