Notodontidae: Notodontinae

2007 (ABH71.017) Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula, (Clerck, 1759)

KR08727

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
Hemingford Grey, 23th April 2007.
Hemingford Grey, 23th April 2007.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 12th April 2007.
Hemingford Grey, 12th April 2007.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 12th April 2020. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 12th April 2020. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
2nd instar larva, Hemingford Grey, 11-06-2013 (ex ova, fem MV trap, late May)
2nd instar larva, Hemingford Grey, 11-06-2013 (ex ova, fem MV trap, late May)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Prepupa, Hemingford Grey 2013
Prepupa, Hemingford Grey 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Prepupa, Hemingford Grey 2013
Prepupa, Hemingford Grey 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is similar to the Lesser Swallow Prominent but has a less distinct white wedge at the tornus of the forewing.

 

The Swallow Prominent also has a wavy pale line in the dark area of the hindwing.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 22-28mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, late April-June and August-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, poplar plantations, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 109 (40.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 11 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 August to 17 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5