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Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia gnoma

(Fabricius, 1777) 2006 / 71.018

A common species across the region.

Found wherever the foodplant grows.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come regularly to light.

Note Can be confused with Swallow Prominent. In this species the pale white wedge is smaller and more distinct and extends from the trailing corner of the forewing a third or less of the way to the wing base.

Recorded in 120 (86%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-26mm
Flight: April - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20223VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
27/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
27/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
26/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO38
26/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84

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