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Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Coxcomb Prominent
71.0210 (B&F: 2008)

Synonym(s):
Ptilodon camelina (Linnaeus, 1758)


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

A resident which occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. It is sometimes common in woods; much less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Well distributed but high numbers are local. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late April to mid June and again from early July to late August. Larvae feed on beech, hazel, oak, (silver) birch and sweet chestnut. (Pratt, 2011)

Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 07 v 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 02 v 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wadhurst, 28 vii 2019
Photo: MichaelHoward
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Partridge Green, 30 iv 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wych Cross, Forest Row, 31 v 2013
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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