Notodontidae: Notodontinae

2009 (ABH71.022) Maple Prominent Ptilodontella cucullina, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08739

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a white blotch along the outer edge of the forewing which is diagnostic.

 

Pupates in a strong cocoon formed in moss on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male comes to light occasionally. Female not.

Forewing length: 15-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Field Maple (Acer campestre), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Flying: One generation, mid May-late July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 May to 01 September

Similar Species
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5