Irish moths

Coxcomb Prominent

Family: Notodontidae       Sub-family: Phalerinae

2008     *     Coxcomb Prominent     *     Ptilodon capucina

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 35-40mm

Flight time: June-July
Habitat: Woodlands, scrub, gardens and parks

Larvae feed on leaves of a wide range of deciduous trees

Coxcomb Prominent, caterpillar

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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