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Moths 388 415 Kittens and Prominents


These are three types of notodontidae family. Each has distinctive characteristics but in general are stout, hairy and sombre!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

  • Iron Prominent

    Notodonta dromedarius
  • Pebble Prominent

    Notodonta ziczac
  • Marbled Brown

    Drymonia dodonaea
  • Lunar Marbled Brown

    Drymonia ruficornis
  • Swallow Prominent

    Pheosia tremula
  • Lesser Swallow Prominent

    Pheosia gnoma
  • Pale Prominent

    Pterostoma palpina
  • Coxcomb Prominent

    Ptilodon capucina
  • Puss moth

    Cerura vinula
  • Sallow Kitten

    Furcula furcula
  • Great Prominent

    Peridea anceps
  • Buff-tip

    Phalera bucephala
  • Lobster Moth

    Stauropus fagi

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula


A mainly southern species where it can be found near poplar and sallow trees


Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida

A local species of southern England around polar trees