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Pterophorus pentadactyla

(Linnaeus, 1758)1513 / 45.030

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Abundant among convolvulus everywhere, from Shotley to Gorleston; bred at Ipswich in 1894; frequent at Monks Soham light in July.

Recent Status: A common species.

Life Style: A single or double brooded species flying from June to September. The larvae feed on Convolvulus and Calystegia. The larvae hibernate. They pupate on the foodplant.

Identification: Our common large white plume moth.
The larvae initially graze the lower epidermis of a leaf before hibernation. The following year they feed on the leaves and flowers.

Recorded in 51 (88%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Capperia britanniodactylus | Porrittia galactodactyla >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024426TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
29/06/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
26/06/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 24-35mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   bindweed (Convolvulus)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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