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Iron Prominent
Notodonta dromedarius

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2000 / 71.012

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout Britain, the larva feeding on alder (Alnus glutinosa), oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betulae spp.) and hazel (Corylus avellana). In Dorset, the moth is primarily a denizen of old oak/birch woodland and birch on heathland, and in these habitats it is frequent. It is infrequent elsewhere and becomes rather rare in open tree-less habitat. The national norm is a single brood in northern Britain in June and July, and a double brood in the south. In... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-24mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/201919SY98 Wareham
02/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
26/08/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
26/08/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas

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