Notodontidae : Notodontinae
ABH BF

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

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Large Dark Prominent
2001 Notodonta torva
(Hübner, 1803) 71.014
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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Determination
Notodonta torva, Hub., in Great Britain - C.G. Barrett. - Ent. Mon. Mag. 23, 267 (1887)
Notes on the Ruralids, from a Friends Diary and Collection - By Rev. C. R. N. BURROWS - Ent. Rec. 19, 166 (1907)
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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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