Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia gnoma
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Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula

(Clerck, 1759) 2007 / 71.017

Morley's Final Catalogue: His 'Notodonta Tremula' is considered to be rare about Yarmouth by Paget in 1834; though actually this species is a good deal commoner than with us and its pupa more frequently dug than the last one, especially at Ipswich lights in August. Copdock, Waldringfield; Playford (Ent. Wk. Intell.i.1856, 164); uncommon about Stowmarket in 1857 (C); Martlesham; Yoxford, Blythbro', Aldeburgh, Lowestoft, Gorleston. Tuddenham (Sparke); a half-dozen at light near Barton Mills in May 1934 (Ent. 1935, 81).

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Compared with Lesser Swallow Prominent this species has a longer and narrower white tornal streak.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
30/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/08/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
25/08/2021225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 22-28mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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