johngifford50: Quiet in the Broadwey trap last night, but the 1st of the July Prominent's arrived with Pale and Pebble. https://t.co/FslsqKsq0J

johngifford50: Quiet in the Broadwey trap last night, but the 1st of the July Prominent's arrived with Pale and Pebble. https://t.co/FslsqKsq0J

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Common Name Pebble Prominent
Scientific Name Notodonta ziczac
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Kitten, Prominent and Tussock moths
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Summary

The pebble prominent is another one of those moths that are really very common, attractive to look at and yet rarely seen by anyone other than an enthusiast with a moth trap. The pebble prominent has a dark patch on the rear of the forewings that look like eyes when open.

Found in all sorts of woodland and open scrub as well as gardens it flies from April through to July and often has a second brood that can be seen in September. The caterpillars can be found on various species of willow and poplar.


 

 

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Three FFY's last night, Pebble Prominent, Flame Shoulder and this Waved Umber. https://t.co/aBQHPeBXAy
Tweet Date:
21/04/2017 - 18:30
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Quiet in the Broadwey trap last night, but the 1st of the July Prominent's arrived with Pale and Pebble. https://t.co/FslsqKsq0J
Tweet Date:
15/07/2017 - 18:00
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Another candidate for most beautiful moth of the season.Pebble Prominent from yesterdays trap https://t.co/P7pXUd8vsG
Tweet Date:
25/07/2017 - 22:45
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Title: John Gifford

PaulUpwey: RT @johngifford50: Best night so far 12=66, with Purple Thorn and Acleris Literana both being new for me. https://t.co/Sbw1BR88Wc

Tweet Date:
31/03/2017 - 17:30
Last viewed: 21 hours 32 min ago
Total views: 93
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Three FFY's last night, Pebble Prominent, Flame Shoulder and this Waved Umber. https://t.co/aBQHPeBXAy

Tweet Date:
21/04/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 8 hours 22 min ago
Total views: 57
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: With 8C this morning and 12=35 a FFY Swallow Prominent. https://t.co/Vo6Rk3M4oY

Tweet Date:
29/04/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 2 days 20 hours ago
Total views: 71
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Just 7 moths last night, but this Puss Moth was a FFY. https://t.co/LC8uJXAkKm

Tweet Date:
08/05/2017 - 17:45
Last viewed: 11 hours 15 min ago
Total views: 97
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Another poor night for moths just 7 again, Red-green Carpet ffy. https://t.co/zEnrkZLVJa

Tweet Date:
09/05/2017 - 17:45
Last viewed: 23 hours 28 min ago
Total views: 77
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Really quiet night, though 6 Muslin were a surprise, with nfy Buff Ermine. https://t.co/fCg4Mb3SXB

Tweet Date:
20/05/2017 - 19:45
Last viewed: 3 hours 5 min ago
Total views: 59
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: An improvement last night with 6 nfy's including Brown Silver-line and Light Emerald. https://t.co/RcfV6X13e2

Tweet Date:
21/05/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 9 hours 53 min ago
Total views: 62
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Dusky Brocade the only nfy last night. https://t.co/uwrSfB6oNW

Tweet Date:
03/06/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 4 hours 14 min ago
Total views: 84
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Couple of NFY's from last night. Coronet and Cochylis Molliculana. https://t.co/XZDh4C87MA

Tweet Date:
05/06/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 1 day 11 hours ago
Total views: 46
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Scaeva Pyrastri (pied hoverfly) 1st I have seen this year. https://t.co/rsfrvEv3U6

Tweet Date:
09/06/2017 - 14:45
Last viewed: 20 hours 35 min ago
Total views: 58
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Only 8.4C last night, nice to get a NFY with Buff Arches. https://t.co/UMVU0qryJJ

Tweet Date:
13/06/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 1 day 19 hours ago
Total views: 36
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Large Emerald (nfr) from last night two camera clicks and gone another nfr Synaphe Punctalis. https://t.co/E2QHqyKXiH

Tweet Date:
01/07/2017 - 19:45
Last viewed: 2 days 11 hours ago
Total views: 28
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Steady night for the Broadwey trap then Plain Golden Y on the last tray which is a new moth for me. https://t.co/ksy9CDdvh8

Tweet Date:
04/07/2017 - 18:45
Last viewed: 1 day 10 hours ago
Total views: 17
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Real surprise in the Broadwey trap last night, I don't get many Peppered Moth's so f.insularia was a 1st for me. https://t.co/o9jUJANERX

Tweet Date:
05/07/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 2 days 13 hours ago
Total views: 30
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Couple of new moths for me last, numbers well down at Broadwey, Green Silver-lines and Small Rivulet. https://t.co/hjsxKkrWEU

Tweet Date:
10/07/2017 - 19:00
Last viewed: 16 hours 1 min ago
Total views: 7
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Another quiet night for the trap with Sycamore the only ffy. https://t.co/e4A0jdUbc0

Tweet Date:
11/07/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 17 min 2 sec ago
Total views: 10
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Managed to pot this Roesel's Bush Cricket at Broadwey today. https://t.co/MZYRNXLDhR

Tweet Date:
13/07/2017 - 17:00
Last viewed: 16 min 50 sec ago
Total views: 28
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Quiet in the Broadwey trap last night, but the 1st of the July Prominent's arrived with Pale and Pebble. https://t.co/FslsqKsq0J

Tweet Date:
15/07/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 16 hours 8 sec ago
Total views: 15
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Twin-spotted Wainscot, best from last nights Broadwey trap. https://t.co/EU8nigaPCp

Tweet Date:
17/07/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 4 hours 33 min ago
Total views: 1
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: 179 in my Broadwey traps, the new moths were worn, so Small Waved Umber & Bordered Beauty were the best of the rest. https://t.co/4RVmnMOems

Tweet Date:
19/07/2017 - 20:45
Last viewed: 4 hours 33 min ago
Total views: 3
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Another new moth for me Dark Umber and always nice to see Sallow Kitten in the Broadwey trap. https://t.co/MaeamIH5Vg

Tweet Date:
20/07/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 4 hours 33 min ago
Total views: 2
Title: John Gifford

johngifford50: Couple FFR's last night in the Broadwey trap.Clay Triple-lines and Dog's Tooth from 51=78. https://t.co/RFvwZqFukz

Tweet Date:
22/07/2017 - 19:00
Last viewed: 4 hours 33 min ago
Total views: 15

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