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Alucita hexadactyla

Linnaeus, 17581288 / 44.001
=Twenty-plume Moth

Morley’s Final Catalogue: The twenty Plume occurs everywhere among honeysuckle and is always present at Monks Soham and lpswich lights; frequently found hibernating indoors.

Recent Status: Abundant in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that hibernates often in buildings and can be found at any time of the year. The larvae feed by mining the flower buds and leaves of Lonicera species during June and July. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: The unmistakable Twenty Plume moth. There are a number of very similar European species that have yet to be recorded in Britain.

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1984.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
29/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2024326TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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