Plumed Prominent (Ptilophora plumigera)

Plumed Prominent (Ptilophora plumigera), 2013, 71.024 is a Nationally scarce A species. It is found in scattered colonies in southern and south-east England from Dorset to Suffolk and Kent.  As the phenology map shows it is not widespread across the county and its distribution seems to follow a chalk belt.

This moth is reported in most years in single figures (less than 10) but peak years were 2006 (25), 2007 (15) and 2008 (19).

Earliest and latest dates recorded:

East Kent VC 15 West Kent VC 16
Earliest date 9 October 1 November
Latest date 7 December 30 November