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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Scopoli, 1763)

(Twin-spot Plume)
45.0130 (B&F: 1508)

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


Stenoptilia mictodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Stenoptilia plagiodactylus (Stainton, 1851)
Stenoptilia hodgkinsonii (Gregson, 1868)

Stenoptilia hirundodactylus (Gregson, 1871)
Stenoptilia scabiodactylus sensu auctt. nec (Gregson, 1869)
Stenoptilia serotinus sensu auctt. nec (Zeller, 1852)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident that is very local and episodic in appearance. It generally occurs singly in a wide range of habitats, especially on or near the Downs. The species experienced a serious decline before the 1970's but a recovery has taken place since 2000. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early July and again from late July to the third week of October. The larvae feed on the green seed-pods of common toadflax. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution map for Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla

(Distribution at 1km scale)

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Phenology chart for Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla

Phenology: Adult records only

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