Notodontidae : Phalerinae
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Phalera bucephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1994 / 71.025

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very common in Suffolk, teste W.C. Hewitson Esq. (Stephens, Illus. ii, 1829, p.197). Frequent here, as throughout southern England to Ross. Most usually feeding on lime; but imagines were taken amidst Raydon Wood in 1934, where there is no lime (D). Rarely flies to light in Ipswich, Monks Soham, Aldeburgh, Blythburgh and Beccles. Lothingland (Wiltshire). Little noticed in west Suffolk: Woolpit in 1906 (Rasor), &c.

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Unmistakable.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1906.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
02/08/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
31/07/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
26/07/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
24/07/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
Show Details | 1990 to 2019 | 2000 to 2019 |
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-34mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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