Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Dark Tussock
Dicallomera fascelina
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Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2028 / 72.015

General comments:
Widespread and common resident

The more or less uniformly plain, dark form known as concolor Staudinger, is apparently scarce, though perhaps not always reported.

Recorded in 37 (90%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/10/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
03/10/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
01/10/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
30/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
29/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Forewing: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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