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Coxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Notodontinae
2008 / 71.021
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Maple Prominent
Ptilodon cucullina
Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Variable in shades of brown.
If handled, feigns death!

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2021128TF91 - Dereham
15/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/06/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
13/06/2021128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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