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Plumed Prominent
Ptilophora plumigera

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2013 / 71.024

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species confined to south-east England, the larva feeding on field maple (Acer campestre). The moth is only known to occur in Chase Woods at the present time where large numbers of mature field maple trees grow on chalky soil, and in this locality it is frequent. Forty year-old records exist from Iwerne Minster, before the deciduous woodland in the area was replaced with conifer plantation in response to government incentives. The only other site where the moth has... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 35 - 44mm
Flight: November
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/11/201439ST91 Tarrant Gunville
22/11/201429ST91 Tarrant Gunville
22/11/201419ST91 Tarrant Gunville
22/11/201419ST91 Tarrant Gunville
22/11/201429ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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