Notodontidae : Notodontinae

Photo © NHM Cockayne Collection,  F. Norgate, Norfolk, July 1883

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Large Dark Prominent
Notodonta torva

(Hübner, 1803) 71.014/2001
Norfolk status
Rare Immigrant.
Only recorded twice in Britain

First known UK record is of a specimen reared by Frank Norgate from egg or larva on White Poplar obtained in North Norfolk in the latter part of the summer of 1882. (Ent. Rec. 19. 1907) Initially identified as Great Prominent it was later recognised by C. Barrett. (Ent. Mag. 23. 1886/88)
A Female specimen is in the BMNH labelled "Bred by F. Norgate July 1883 from Norfolk ova"
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Notes on the Ruralids, from a Friends Diary and Collection - By Rev. C. R. N. BURROWS - Ent. Rec. 19, 166 (1907)
Notodonta torva, Hub., in Great Britain - C.G. Barrett. - Ent. Mon. Mag. 23, 267 (1887)
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Date#VC10k Area
08/07/18831-0 - Norfolk (unknown locality)
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Forewing: 19-25mm.
Season: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Nat Status: Immigrant
 Immature Adult
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