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Plumed Prominent
Ptilophora plumigera

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2013 / 71.024

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded in Suffolk during Morley's time. He mentions the moth as 'Confined to south-west England'

Aston's Additions: Mr. E.W. Platten discovered the species at Needham Market on 10.xi.1937 when he found a male at light (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. III, p.295). It is now the subject of pilgrimages to Barking Woods but in fact has been found in several woods on the boulder-clay.

Recent Status: This beautiful moth is still regularly recorded in woods containing Field Maple on the boulder-clay to this day. It usually appears after the first frosts in mid-November and has been recorded as late as 6 February 1997.

Identification: Unmistakable.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/11/2021226TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
13/11/2021326TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
03/11/2021126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
03/11/2021126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
22/11/20193226TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: November - December
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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