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Pale Prominent
Pterostoma palpina

(Clerck, 1759) 2011 / 71.020

Davey, P., 2009: A species that is widespread in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in damp areas where sallow abounds, and becomes less common as habitats become drier. The peak of the second brood is, on average, more than twice as large as the peak of the first brood.

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-25mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/201919SY98 Wareham
15/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
11/08/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
11/08/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
11/08/2019+9SZ07 Swanage

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