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Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, [1777])

Lesser Swallow Prominent
71.0180 (B&F: 2006)

Synonym(s):
Pheosia dictaeoides (Esper, 1789)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Notodontidae
      »Subfamily: Notodontinae
        »Tribe: Notodontini

A resident occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats but is sometimes common in woods. Widespread, and perhaps generally distributed, but high numbers are local. This species is double-brooded, flying mainly from late April to mid June and again from late June to mid September. The larvae feed on (silver) birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, 1777)
Nr. Battle, 05 v 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, 1777)
Lindfield, 18 iv 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, 1777)
Southwater, 08 viii 2019
Photo: Graeme Meech
Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, 1777)
Findon Valley, 4 ix 2006
Photo: Mike Snelling
Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, 1777)
Pagham Harbour, iv 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, 1777)
Bransgore, New Forest, 21 viii 2012
Photo: Simon Curson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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