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Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda Length 27-30mm. A beautiful pale moth whose abdomen and front legs are covered in fluffy hairs. It rests with the wings held in a shallow tent-like manner. Adult has whitish-grey or greyish-buff wings, marked with faint, dark cross lines. Flies May–June. Larva has a blackish body covered in yellow bristly hairs; feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs. Widespread and locally common in southern and central Britain.
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Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda Length 27-30mm. A beautiful pale moth whose abdomen and front legs are covered in fluffy hairs. It rests with the wings held in a shallow tent-like manner. Adult has whitish-grey or greyish-buff wings, marked with faint, dark cross lines. Flies May–June. Larva has a blackish body covered in yellow bristly hairs; feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs. Widespread and locally common in southern and central Britain.

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Date: 8 Jun 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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