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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 29-38mm.

Foodplant: Poplars and willows.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18061883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420152014
Number of records144858315124
Number of individuals90805317023
Unique positions5332597711
Unique locations5832647311
Adult records108593810822
Immature records12311221

For the county, we have a total of 487 records from 238 sites. First recorded in 1806.
 

Photos


1995 Puss Moth 09 larva
© Andrew Rhodes
1995 Puss Moth 08
© Tony Moverley, 21 May 2017
1995 Puss Moth 07
© Andy Nunn
1995 Puss Moth 06
© Damian Money
1995 Puss Moth 05 larva final instar
© Dave Shenton
1995 Puss Moth 04 larva
© Dave Shenton
1995 Puss Moth 03
© Dave Williamson
1995 Puss Moth 02 larva
© Ian Andrews
1995 Puss Moth 01
© Damian Money

Species Account


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.
 

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