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Photo © Will Bown 25 July 2012,  Winterborne Stickland

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Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia gnoma

(Fabricius, 1777) 2006 / 71.018

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species across Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betulae spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in birch woodland and locally abundant, particularly so amongst birch growing on sandy soils.

The species resembles the Swallow Prominent, and care is needed in identifying each correctly.

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
11/09/201919SY98 Wareham
07/09/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
06/09/201919SU00 Wimborne
04/09/201919SY98 Wareham

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