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Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

(Triangle Plume)
45.0040 (B&F: 1501)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pterophoroidea
  »Family: Pterophoridae
   »Subfamily: Pterophorinae
    »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Synonym(s):

Platyptilia trigonodactylus (Haworth, 1811)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A widespread resident although missing from large areas of the county. It generally occurs singly, although it is occasionally seen sparingly in a wide range of habitats. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late June, and again from the third week of July to late September. The larvae feed on coltsfoot. (Pratt, 2011).

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Confirmed by Colin Pratt
Thorney Island, 04 ix 2014 Photo: Mike Snelling

Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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