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Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2028 / 72.015
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Stair Cumbria

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Dicallomera fascelina
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: In the 1970 list this species was described as 'not common' and few localities were given for it. It seems to have spread appreciably since and is now recorded widely, especially in the south and east.

2012 (CHF): Now common and widespread across the county except for the far north-west with an increase in numbers in the last ten years.

Recorded in 158 (79%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2022+63SD92 - Hebden Bridge / Todmorden
14/10/2022+62SE88 - Pickering (E)
11/10/2022161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
10/10/2022+64SE16 - Pateley Bridge
09/10/2022164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
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