Notodontidae: Notodontinae

2003 (ABH71.013) Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08719

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, June 2008
Hemingford Grey, June 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 8th May 2013. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 8th May 2013. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Early Instar, Colworth, Beds
Early Instar, Colworth, Beds
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Colworth, Beds
Colworth, Beds
 Photo © Peter Bissell
3rd Generation, Great Staughton
3rd Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, larva ex Aspen suckers Aug 2015. 3rd going on 4th instar.
Hemingford Grey, larva ex Aspen suckers Aug 2015. 3rd going on 4th instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, larva ex Aspen suckers Aug 2015. 4th instar.
Hemingford Grey, larva ex Aspen suckers Aug 2015. 4th instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, larva ex Aspen suckers Aug 2015. Prepupal lava.
Hemingford Grey, larva ex Aspen suckers Aug 2015. Prepupal lava.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larva on Aspen suckers. Aug 2015. Female (out of cocoon).
Hemingford Grey, ex larva on Aspen suckers. Aug 2015. Female (out of cocoon).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larva on Aspen suckers. Aug 2015. Female (out of cocoon).
Hemingford Grey, ex larva on Aspen suckers. Aug 2015. Female (out of cocoon).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Larvae vary greatly in colour from bright orange to dull grey.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 17-24mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and late July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, woodland, scrub, fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 105 (38.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 March to 10 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 June to 17 October



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
grey, orange, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5