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Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Oak Processionary
71.0010 (B&F: 2022)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Notodontidae
      »Subfamily: Thaumetopoeinae
        »Tribe: Hemitheini

This insect is native to central and southern Europe. The first two county records were made in West Sussex in August 2004 at mv light at two sites in West Wittering. There are also two East Sussex records at mv light – in August 2006 at Icklesham and August 2007 at Bexhill. All were males. (Pratt, 2011)

Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 5 viii 2007
Photo: Keith Alexander
Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 5 viii 2007
Photo: Keith Alexander
Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Etchingham, 23 vii 2018
Photo: Caroline Moore
Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wadhurst, 21 vii 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hailsham, 23 vii 2018
Photo: Chris Ball

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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