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Lesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia gnoma
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Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula

(Clerck, 1759) 2007 / 71.017

A common species across the region.

Found in many habitats where the foodplants grow.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults coming regularly to light.

Note Can be confused with Lesser Swallow Prominent. In this species the pale greyish-white wedge is thinner and less distinct and extends from the trailing corner of the forewing half way to the wing base. It is also generally larger.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-28mm
Flight: April - June and August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, willows
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
03/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
27/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
26/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
26/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
26/08/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO38

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