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Porrittia galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
previously: Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

(Spotted White Plume)
45.0310 (B&F: 1514)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

A very local resident that is irregular in appearance. It occurs singly in a band of colonies situated in deciduous woodland between Midhurst and Arundel and Chichester in West Sussex. It is presumed extinct in East Sussex. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to mid July, sometimes from late May. The larvae feed on greater burdock. (Pratt, 2011).

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West Dean, xx 2003 Photo: Sarah Patton

Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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