1995 Puss Moth Cerura vinula ABH 71.003

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Moths Notodontidae » Cerurinae

Wingspan 45 -70 mm.

Phenology Adults fly from May to July, frequently to light.


Life Cycle The Notable aterpillar feeds on aspen (Populus tremula) and poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). When disturbed, it raises its head and waves the twin tails, which have pinkish extendable flagellae.


By Mark Fosh (originally posted to Flickr as Puss Moth) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Hectonichus (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons