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Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda
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Dark Tussock
Dicallomera fascelina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2027 / 72.016

Norfolk status
Believed Locally extinct.
Well distributed in Dorset, New Forest, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and other areas.

Old Victorian records of larvae not uncommonly found in East Norfolk.

Verification Grade Comment: No modern-day records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 1974.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/06/1974127TG04Cley next the Sea
1940 to 1960128TF84Burnham / Holkham
1873 to 1913+27TG20Norwich (Earlham)
1834+27TG50Great Yarmouth
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Forewing: 18-28mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather, willows, Bramble, Hawthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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