Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Lobster Moth
Stauropus fagi
Large Dark Prominent
Notodonta torva
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Great Prominent
Peridea anceps

(Goeze, 1781) 2005 / 71.016

Morley's Final Catalogue: Eggs and pupae 'tolerably plentiful' at Playford (Gr, Nat. viii, 131; Ent. Wk. Int. ii, 1857, 11); Woolverstone (lib. cit. iii, 1857, 22); larvae and pupae found sparingly round Stowmarket (B & C 1858). Nayland; Copdock at light, and eggs in Bentley Woods (Hkg); on oak-trunks there in mid-May 1925 (Mly). Bramford and Helmingham in 1900 (Sparke); Needham (L); Henham, Sotterley; Flixton and Worlingham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common although scarce in high Suffolk and in the north-east.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Easily identified on size. Could possibly be confused with Lobster Moth.

Habitat: Mainly Oak woodland.

Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/2023225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
01/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/05/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
21/05/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
21/05/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 23-32mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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