Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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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 52 (37%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-32mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
02/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
30/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
27/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
26/05/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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