Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Photo © Allan Eaton,  Kessingland, Suffolk 3.8.17

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Three-humped Prominent
Notodonta tritophus

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2002 / 71.015

Morley's Final Catalogue: This central European Prominent is of extreme rarity throughout Britain. Of the few indigenous specimens recorded, we boast two. An example was taken at a gas-lamp at Ipswich about 1867 (Exhibited before Entom. Soc. Lond. in April 1877); and a male similarly flew to light in a shop-window at Southwold, 1884, 253). None later recorded.

Recent Status: A very rare immigrant with just four modern records of individuals light-trapped on the coast: Walberswick on 24.07.1992 (per B. Skinner), Bawdsey Hall on 18.08.2012 (M.J. Deans), Kessingland on 03.08.2017 (A. Eaton) and Hollesley on 01.08.2019 (R. Watson).

Identification: Obviously larger and darker than the other prominent species. The name derives from the caterpillar which has three humps on it's back.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2019125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
03/08/2017125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
18/08/2012125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
24/07/1992+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
1884+25TM57 - Southwold
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Forewing: 22-27mm
Flight: May - June, July - Aug.
Foodplant:   poplars, willows and birches
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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