Query re Plumed Prominent (Ptilophora plumigera) distribution

Prichard,AW,NAR7 PRICHAA2 M tony.aw.prichard at bt.com
Mon Nov 30 02:56:16 EST 1998


Hopefully somebody can help me with this question.

The Plumed Prominent (Ptilophora plumigera) occurs in Suffolk (UK) but seems
restricted in the locations it is recorded from. We have searched (light
trapped) for it around the county in places where there appears to be plenty
of its foodplant but it seems to be restricted to those areas where the
foodplant is growing on a chalky soil. Has anybody else had this experience
of the moth being restricted to chalky areas?


Tony Prichard

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