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Caterpillar

Observed: 15th August 2011 By: sm33684
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
sm33684’s reputation in Invertebrates
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No interactions present.

Species with which Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) interacts

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Names

Hi Douglas, can you just confirm please that Calliteara pudibunda is the latest scientific name and that Dasychira pudibunda was the older name and was replaced ? Regards Chris.

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Dasychira pudibunda is a

Dasychira pudibunda is a synonym of Calliteara pudibunda which is very rarely used, never in the UK. I can't confirm that it is the new name but as it is only referred to Calliteara pudibunda in the UK that's what matters and means it's most likely the newest, 'replaced' binomial name.

Best wishes,

Douglas