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Nut-tree Tussock
Colocasia coryli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2425 / 73.032

Morley's Final Catalogue: Somewhat scarce, and doubtless decling with our felled woodlands. Larvae in tolerable plenty in woods round Ipswich, and in woods near Stowmarket (Crewe, Nat. 1858, 37); but at neither Playford nor Brandeston (Gr). Sporadic at Copdock in 1896 (Hkg), Belstead; Bentley Woods singly in 1893-4 (Mly), 1895 (Baylis) and 1899 (Platten); Blaxhall, Needham, Ickworth, Downham (one larva on oak: Norgate); Mildenhall in 1936 (Gd) and Brandon.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common. Has increased and become more widespread in recent years.

Life history: Double-brooded. The second brood is much larger than the first. Can come to light in numbers in woodland.
Larvae have been found on various trees in Suffolk. They are very variable in colour, from reddish to white.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2024125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
17/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
14/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Hazel, birches, Beech, oaks, other trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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