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Great Prominent
Peridea anceps

(Goeze, 1781) 2005 / 71.016

Davey, P., 2009: A species widely distributed across southern England but local elsewhere, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is confined to oak woodland where it is common; elsewhere it is rare or absent. A very late (or very early) example follows: Garston Wood, at MV light on 8 November 1983 (Miss E Samuel).

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
31/05/201919SY98 Wareham
29/05/201919SY98 Wareham
24/05/201919SY78 Broadmayne
23/05/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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