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Plumed Prominent
Ptilophora plumigera

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 71.024

Apparently confined to a rather localised area in the Chilterns, in open woodland and mature hedgerows on calcareous soil. Similarly very localised in other parts of its limited range in southern England, for reasons that are not understood.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1700.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Field Maple
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/20225VC23 - OxfordshireSU78
11/11/202212VC23 - OxfordshireSU78
10/11/20223VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88
10/11/20222VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88
10/11/20222VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88

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