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Maple Prominent
Ptilodon cucullina
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Coxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon capucina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2008 / 71.021

Morley's Final Catalogue: Wide spread, in at least the east, and not rare; usually taken by casual beating hedges. Sudbury in 1898, Copdock, occasionally at Ipswich lights, Playford (Ent. Wk. Int. 1857, 11), Martlesham, Needham, larvae on lime at Monks Soham, Aldeburgh, Corton cliffs in 1898, Fritton 1933; Lound (Paget).

Recent Suffolk Status: Widespread and common.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Confusion sometimes arises with Maple Prominent, which has a pale outer patch on the forewing.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
21/08/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
19/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
17/08/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
16/08/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
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 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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