Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Photo © Su Delve,  28/07/2023 - Fen Street, Hopton

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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 Suffolk Status: Widespread and common.

Life history: Double-brooded.

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 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
06/06/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
02/06/2024125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
29/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
20/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 20-26mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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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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