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Puss Moth
Cerura vinula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Cerurinae
1995 / 71.003
Photo © Andy Banthorpe,  Lower Stondon 20/05/2007

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Forewing: 29-38mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Poplars and willows.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 April to 10 July - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 18 (82%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1799.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2023130TL15 - Great Barford, Eaton Socon
15/06/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
11/06/2022130TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
04/06/2022130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
02/06/2022230TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
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