Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Immature stages

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Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia gnoma

(Fabricius, 1777) 2006 / 71.018

Morley's Final Catalogue: Scattered sparingly over the entire County. Playford (Nat. viii, 110; Ent. Wk. Int. i, 1856, 196). Ipswich (Garrett, Ml) and at electric lights there (Mly, Baylis); Blythburgh (Btn); Lowestoft in August (Entom. 1922, 258); Worlingham (Crf); Hopton (D). Ampton and West Stow (Wrt); Tuddenham before 1890 (Nurse), rare there in 1900 (Sparke); and again in west Suffolk during 1911 (Nurse).

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Compared with Swallow Prominent this species has a shorter and broader white tornal streak.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, particularly heathland with birch.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/08/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
27/08/2021225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
27/08/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 20-26mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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