Notodontidae: Notodontinae

2008 (ABH71.021) Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08738

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Coxcomb Prominent
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Reddish form, Great Staughton
Reddish form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood NNR, 13th May 2008.
Monks Wood NNR, 13th May 2008.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has a variable brown to reddish ground colour.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 17-22mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Aspen (Populus tremula), sallows (Salix spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: Two generations, late April-June and August-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 106 (39.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 April to 22 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 August to 17 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Maple Prominent Ptilodontella cucullina


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