Erebidae: Lymantriidae

2028 (ABH72.015) Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10387

Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, male, 31th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, male, 31th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hillesden, Bucks., June 2008
Hillesden, Bucks., June 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, male, 31th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, male, 31th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bred ex Herefordshire, female, em Nov. 2007.
Bred ex Herefordshire, female, em Nov. 2007.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
First Instar, Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
First Instar, Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in a silken cocoon on or under the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: M 21-22mm. F 27-31mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris), oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, hedgerows, parks, woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 95 (35.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 21 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 September to 09 October

Similar Species
Alibotush Mtn, Bulgaria, July 2009
Alibotush Mtn, Bulgaria, July 2009
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Dark Tussock Dicallomera fascelina


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5