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71.02 ~ 2011 ~ Pale Prominent ~ Pterostoma palpina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-60mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most areas where the foodplant is found.


Poplars, aspen and willows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon on or just below the soil. Larva July and late August-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 28th July 2007, Commins Coch