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71.024 [B&F: 2013] Plumed Prominent (Ptilophora plumigera) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Nationally scarce (Na) on chalk downland in parts of south-eastern England, from Dorset to Sussex. In Hampshire last reported in November 1984, from Crawley in vice-county 12, but it flies very late in the season and requires a concerted effort to locate; considered likely to persist on the chalk in the Alton area, and perhaps elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 35-44 mm. Variable and rather nondescript for a 'prominent', but males can be recognised by their strongly bipectinate antennae. Larva feeds on Field Maple, over-wintering as an egg.

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Horndean (SU71)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Bournemouth (SZ09)10-Nov-1938oneBrown, SCSAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Farringdon (SU73)01-Dec-1952twoRobinson, HSAdult
Farringdon (SU73)11-Nov-196610Sadler, EAAdult
Northwood (SU43)10-Nov-1983oneBell, RAAdult

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