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Coxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon capucina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2008 / 71.021
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now the most widely taken Prominent. Found in all five vice-counties but most widely recorded in vice-counties 61-64 where it is often common.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county. Not the most widely taken Prominent as stated in 1989 as it has been overtaken by Swallow and Lesser Swallow Prominents.

Recorded in 172 (86%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: April - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2023162SE98 - Wykeham
27/08/2023162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
24/08/2023161TA17 - Bempton
22/08/2023162SE88 - Pickering (E)
21/08/2023162NZ70 - Glaisdale
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