Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Beautiful Plume
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Amblyptilia punctidactyla
Brindled Plume

(Haworth, 1811)1498 / 45.011

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Very rare in Suffolk.

Life Style: A multi-brooded species that will fly day and night and comes to light. It will also feed at flowers. The larvae feed on flower buds, flowers and seeds of a variety of herbaceous plants.

Identification: This species is similar to A. acanthadactyla but lacks any of the brown colours present in that species It shows a more spotted even colouring than that species. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2021126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
24/07/2010125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
23/07/2010125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-23mm
Flight: Two Generations. July. Sept (hibernating until following spring)
Foodplant:   Hedge Woundwort, other.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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