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Iron Prominent
Notodonta dromedarius

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2000 / 71.012

Morley's Final Catalogue: Bred at Playford in April 1857 (Gr, Ent. Wk. Int. ii, 11; not in Nat.). Fifty larvae at Tuddenham (Entom. ii, 340) Fen, feeding on birch (Wrt, Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 220) and pupae there in 1900 (Sparke); Brandon (Wrn). Uncommon and usually found singly elsewhere: Bentley (Ml), in Old Hall wood (Hkg) Blythburgh in 1936 (Gd); Beccles (Mr) and Oulton Broad (Trans ii, 297); rare at Lound (Paget), Fritton, Belton (Wiltshire).

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Iron coloured wing markings render easy identification.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/06/2020126TM04 - Hadleigh
25/06/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
19/06/2020125TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 18-24mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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