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Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

White Plume Moth
45.0300 (B&F: 1513)

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

Synonym(s):

Pterophorus tridactyla (Scopoli, 1763)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident that usually occurs singly or sparingly but is sometimes fairly common in a wide range of habitats. It is well distributed, probably generally so in large areas, but very local in any numbers. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to late August, sometimes from late May or to late September, and occasionally to mid October. The larvae feed on bindweed. (Pratt, 2011).

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Lindfield, 18 vii 2007 Photo: Bob Foreman

Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

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