Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Coxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon capucina
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Maple Prominent
Ptilodon cucullina

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2009 / 71.022

Morley's Final Catalogue: This rare central European Prominent ranges northward from southern England to only Leicester and Norfolk. With us it occurs but singly, at long intervals. One bred at Playford in March 1857 (Ent. Wk. Intell. ii, 11). Six or seven taken during the last few years by W. Baker, and two larvae beaten in 1857, within a few miles of Stowmarket (C, Nat. viii, 109 and 183). Aldeburgh (Wrt, Ent. ii, 1870, 340). Needham (L). One beautiful example taken by myself on nettles close beside the river Deben's creek at Martlesham in 1900 (C.G. Doughty).

Recent Status: Locally common.

Identification: Confusion sometimes arises with Coxcomb Prominent.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 47 (81%) 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
25/05/2022126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
17/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
05/09/2021125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
05/09/2021125TM59 - Lowestoft
21/08/2021125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Field Maple, Sycamore
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
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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