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Notodonta torva

Wikipedia Abstract

The Large Dark Prominent (Notodonta torva) is a moth of the Notodontidae family. It is found in most of Europe (although it is a very rare immigrant Great Britain), east to the China, Korea and Japan. The wingspan is about 48 mm. Adults are on wing from the end of April to August in two generations in western Europe. The larvae mainly feed on Populus species and Salix species. Larvae can be found in June and again from August to September. The species overwinters in the pupal stage.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Öchsenberg - Dietrichsberg - Sattelberg 2377 Germany  
Farsboviken 30 Sweden  
Hainich 37155 Germany  
Hölzbach zw. Rappweiler u. Niederlosheim 175 Germany  
Schweinaer Grund - Zechsteingürtel um Bad Liebenstein 5293 Germany  
Waldgebiet um Wenderhütte mit Soolbachtal und Sonnenstein 2382 Germany  
Werra bis Treffurt mit Zuflüssen 5585 Germany  

Prey / Diet

Populus nigra (Lombardy poplar)[1]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglia tau (Tau Emperor)1
Apatura ilia (Lesser Purple Emperor)3
Apatura iris (Purple Emperor Butterfly)3
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)1
Brachionycha nubeculosa (Rannoch Sprawler)1
Cepphis advenaria (Little Thorn Moth)1
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)3
Furcula bifida3
Gastropacha quercifolia (Lappet)1
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)1
Lamia textor2
Limenitis populi (Poplar Admiral)2
Malacosoma castrensis (Ground Lackey)1
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)1
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)4
Paradiarsia glareosa (Autumnal Rustic)1
Saperda scalaris1
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)2




Species recognized by Ollerenshaw, J., , LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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