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2008 ~ Coxcomb Prominent ~ Ptilodon capucina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout most of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-50mm.

Confusion species

Maple Prominent.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, scrub, parkland and gardens.


Most broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon underground. Larva June-July and mid August-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by GBC, 10th Oct 2015, Lake Vyrnwy