Notodontidae: Notodontinae

08738 Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2008 (ABH71.021)


General Information

This species has a variable brown to reddish ground colour.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-22mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Aspen (Populus tremula), sallows (Salix spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: Two generations, late April-June and August-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Maple Prominent Ptilodontella cucullina

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Green, yellow, red
No. of Proleg Pairs: