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Pale Prominent
Pterostoma palpina

(Clerck, 1759) 2011 / 71.020

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means infrequent at light in August, through at least Copdock by way of Ipswich (since September 1891, Mly). Playford (Ent. Wk. Int. 1856, 164), Martlesham (D), Monks Soham where it is attracted to light annually, Wangford in 1937 (Baker) and Beccles, to Belton and Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Widespread and common.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: A highly distinctive species with long labial palps.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
19/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
19/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
18/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
17/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-25mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars and willows
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 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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