Pale Prominent - Pterostoma palpina
Wingspan 35-55 mm. A distinctive moth when at rest, though well camouflaged, it has long labial palps and tufts on the tail segment, creating an elongated appearance.
Woodland, scrub and gardens.
It flies in May and June and, in the south, again in August.
The larval food plants are Poplar and Willow.
Occurring throughout much of Britain, it is most common in the south. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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