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Lesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia gnoma
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Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula

(Clerck, 1759) 2007 / 71.017

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species across Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread across the county and frequent in damp areas where sallow occurs, rising to common where poplars grow; the moth tends to be rare where the host foodplants are absent.

Hill, L., 2013:

Diagnostics include: white, slightly wavy line running through the dark anal patch of the hindwing; forewing lacks distinct white... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/201919SY49 Bridport
26/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/08/201929ST60 Cerne Abbas
25/08/201919SZ07 Swanage
23/08/201929SY79 Puddletown

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