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Great Prominent
Peridea anceps

(Goeze, 1781) 2005 / 71.016

A common resident in the south but rare further north.

A species of broadleaved woodland, hedgerows and larger gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while males come readily to light, the females less so.

Recorded in 49 (35%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-32mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Oaks
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/20193VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
30/05/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
22/05/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
22/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO88

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