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Pale Prominent
Pterostoma palpina

(Clerck, 1759) 2011 / 71.020

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means infrequent at light in August, through at least Copdock by way of Ipswich (since September 1891, Mly). Playford (Ent. Wk. Int. 1856, 164), Martlesham (D), Monks Soham where it is attracted to light annually, Wangford in 1937 (Baker) and Beccles, to Belton and Gorleston.

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: A highly distinctive species with long labial palps.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
16/08/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
14/08/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
10/08/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
10/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-25mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars and willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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