Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 17-22mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records1032646571946205
Number of individuals10716586111324282
Unique positions14216319119833
Unique locations13815717619831
Adult records988615502881197
Immature records52442

For the county, we have a total of 3400 records from 700 sites. First recorded in 1880.


71.021 Coxcomb Prominent 04
© Martyn V Priestley
71.021 Coxcomb Prominent 03
© Paul Holmes, June 2013
71.021 Coxcomb Prominent 02
© Andy Nunn
71.021 Coxcomb Prominent 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now the most widely taken Prominent. Found in all five vice-counties but most widely recorded in vice-counties 61-64 where it is often common.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county. Not the most widely taken Prominent as stated in 1989 as it has been overtaken by Swallow and Lesser Swallow Prominents.

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