Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 18-24mm.

Foodplant: Birch and Alder.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19401883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records547559577904181
Number of individuals3735857071336235
Unique positions9812217916334
Unique locations9311617216430
Adult records526538521867178
Immature records71421

For the county, we have a total of 2768 records from 575 sites. First recorded in 1880.
 

Photos


2000 Iron Prominent 08
© Nancy Stedman, Aug 2018
2000 Iron Prominent 07
© Tony Moverley 16th June 2015
2000 Iron Prominent 06
© Andy Nunn
2000 Iron Prominent 05
© Andy Nunn
2000 Iron Prominent 04 larva
© Derek Parkinson
2000 Iron Prominent 03
© Paul Kipling 16th July 2010
2000 Iron Prominent 02
© Charles Fletcher, 20 May 2002
2000 Iron Prominent 01
© Damian Money

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread as larvae on sallow, birch and alder, and frequent at light in suitable areas of vice-counties 62-64. Very local in east VC61 where there is little suitable habitat and there is only a single record from Harmby in VC65 (FBS). However it has been recorded in Upper Teesdale, VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across most of the county in two overlapping broods. Commonest in broadleaved woodland but also coming into gardens.
 

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