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Large Dark Prominent
Notodonta torva (Hübner, 1803)
Notodontidae: Notodontinae
2001 / 71.014
Photo © NHM Cockayne Collection,  F. Norgate, Norfolk, July 1883

Similar Norfolk Species
Iron Prominent
Notodonta dromedarius
Great Prominent
Peridea anceps
Forewing: 19-25mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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"

Verification Grade Comment: No modern-day records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/18831-0 - Norfolk (unknown locality)
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