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Pale Prominent
Pterostoma palpina

(Clerck, 1759) 2011 / 71.020
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly rather local in Yorkshire but now being quite widely recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64. There is only a single VC65 record.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but much less common in the west. Numbers have increased a little recently. Two distinct broods, the second being a little smaller.

Recorded in 141 (71%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-25mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars and willows
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
28/08/2022162SE98 - Wykeham
25/08/2022162SE98 - Wykeham
24/08/2022164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
23/08/2022165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
23/08/2022161SE95 - Wetwang
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