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2028 ~ Pale Tussock ~ Calliteara pudibunda
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 50-70mm.

Confusion species

Dark Tussock.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly found in various lowland sites, also in some higher altitude wooded valleys.


Most broadleaf trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a silken cocoon formed on the foodplant or in the debris below. Larva late June-early October.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd May 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by NRS, 16th May 2011, Llandysil
Photo by PRW, 7th Oct 2008, Commins Coch