The Moths of Suffolk
2002 Three-humped Prominent, Notodonta tritophus, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Potentially could occur anywhere in the county

Flight Period : Double-brooded on the Continent; May to June and July to August

Larval foodplants : poplars, willows, Aspen and birches

Records : Walberswick (per Skinner [1998], 24.vii.1992)

Morley's Final Catalogue : This central European Prominent is of extreme rarity throughout Britain. Of the few indigenous specirnens recorded, we boast two. An example was taken at a gas-lamp at Ipswich about 1867 (Exhibited before Entom. Soc. Lond. in April 1877); and a male similarly flew to light in a shop-window at Southwold, 1884 (E. G. Meek, Entom. 1884, 253). None later recorded.

Wingspan details : Forewing 22-27mm, Wingspan 54-62mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultIron Prominent, Notodonta dromedarius
Pebble Prominent, Notodonta ziczac

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Hvoina, Bulgaria (22.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Trapped by Matthew Deans - Bawdsey, Suffolk (18.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman