Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Hellinsia carphodactyla
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Adaina microdactyla
Hemp-agrimony Plume

(Hübner, 1813)1517 / 45.043

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not found since the larvae were discovered on Eupatorium at Blaxhall before 1890 (G. A. Harker of Liverpool).

Recent Status: Locally common at wetland sites with Eupatorium Hemp Agrimony.

Life Style: The moth is double brooded. The moth comes to light and can be found during the summer..

Identification: Suffolk’s smallest plume moth is usually pale but can be a light brown colour. It has a dot at the cleft and an elongate one on the costa, other spots may be present in well-marked specimens. The termen and dorsum scale fringes of the first lobe of the forewing are both brown. There is usually a yellow tinge around the saddle (posterior of thorax-anterior of abdomen).
The larvae feed by mining into the stem and often producing a stem gall. They overwinter as a fully grown larva in the stem of the foodplant. They can be found in Eupatoruim by searching for entrance holes showing frass.

Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2019+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
24/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/08/2019325TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
21/08/2019+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
17/08/2019125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
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Wingspan: 13-17mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-July. July - Sept.
Foodplant:   Hemp agrimony.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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