Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Puss Moth
Cerura vinula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1995 / 71.003
Photo © Tony Moverley, 21 May 2017,  Salt Lake Quarry, Ribblehead

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded very sparsely at light and rarely enters traps, although it may be found at rest near by. Larvae are much more frequently recorded and may be found on sallow, willow or poplar, sometimes commonly in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Recorded widely across all five vice-counties in small numbers.

Recorded in 122 (61%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1806.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 29-38mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars and willows
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/11/2022164SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
17/07/2022+63SE42 - Castleford / Pontefract
13/07/2022164SE32 - Wakefield (N)
09/07/2022261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
30/06/2022164SD67 - Ingleton
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