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Coxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Notodontinae
2008 / 71.021
Photo © Perry Hampson,  29/4/20 North Walsham. actinic trap

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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!
Widespread.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
22/08/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
21/08/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
18/08/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
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