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Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2028 / 72.015
Photo © Dave Jones,  16/05/2021 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Dark Tussock
Dicallomera fascelina
Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Gardens, hedgerows, parks, woodland and scrub.
Rests with very hairy front legs stretched forward.
Widespread.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/2021+28TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
10/10/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
03/10/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
30/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
26/09/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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