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Pebble Prominent
Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notodontidae: Notodontinae
2003 / 71.013
Photo © Paul Bryant,  Woolpit, Suffolk

Similar Suffolk Species: None
Forewing: 17-24mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sallows, Willow, Aspen other Poplars
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not very frequent. Bred at Stowmarket in 1854 (C); occasionally at both Playford and Brandeston (Gr: Nat. 1858, 111). Ipswich, Leiston, Lound; Needham and Tuddenham: before 1890. At light in Copdock in May 1896 (Hkg) and at electric light in Ipswich (Mly, Baylis, Pyett); Martlesham (D), recently at Blythburgh (Mly), Beccles and Gorleston (Mr), Hopton.

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Easily identified with reference to pebble marking at apex of forewing.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
13/08/2020+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
12/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
12/08/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
12/08/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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