The Moths of Suffolk
2022 Oak Processionary, Thaumetopoea processionea, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Immigrant; resident in Channel Islands

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; literature reports July to September

Larval foodplants : Oaks, preferrring older trees

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 4.viii.1995, 12.viii.1995 & 2004), Shottisham (SMG, 1995)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Forewing male 14-16mm, female 16-17mm, Wingspan 31-41mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPine Processionary, Thaumetopoea pityocampa

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Ipswich Museum Collection - Landguard, Suffolk (4.viii.1995) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich Museum Collection - Landguard, Suffolk (4.viii.1995) © Neil Sherman
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (25.vii.2014) © John Chainey