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71.012 ~ 2000 ~ Iron Prominent ~ Notodonta dromedarius
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-50mm.

Confusion species

Large Dark Prominent.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaved woodland, heathland, riverbanks and gardens.


Mainly birch, hazel and alder, occasionally found on oak.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a frail cocoon. Larva mid June-late July and September-early October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th June 2009, Llanfyllin