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Gillmeria pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)
previously: Platyptilia pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)

(Yarrow Plume)
45.0080 (B&F: 1504)

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

Synonym(s):

Gillmeria bertrami (Roessler, 1864)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A very local resident that usually occurs singly, sometimes sparingly, especially on the Downs. It is widespread on the chalk, but less so elsewhere. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of June to early August, occasionally from the second week of June or to the third week of August. The larvae feed on tansy. (Pratt, 2011).

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Wisborough Green, 03 vii 2015 Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Platyptilia pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)

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Distribution map for Platyptilia pallidactyla

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