Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Iron Prominent
Notodonta dromedarius

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2000 / 71.012

Morley's Final Catalogue: Bred at Playford in April 1857 (Gr, Ent. Wk. Int. ii, 11; not in Nat.). Fifty larvae at Tuddenham (Entom. ii, 340) Fen, feeding on birch (Wrt, Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 220) and pupae there in 1900 (Sparke); Brandon (Wrn). Uncommon and usually found singly elsewhere: Bentley (Ml), in Old Hall wood (Hkg) Blythburgh in 1936 (Gd); Beccles (Mr) and Oulton Broad (Trans ii, 297); rare at Lound (Paget), Fritton, Belton (Wiltshire).

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Iron coloured wing markings render easy identification.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2022125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/05/2022125TG50 - Gorleston
22/05/2022125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
21/05/2022225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
20/05/2022125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
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Forewing: 18-24mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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