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Oidaematophorus lithodactyla (Treitschke, 1833)

(Dusky Plume)
45.0370 (B&F: 1523)

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

Synonym(s):

Oidaematophorus phaeodactylus (Stephens, 1835)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

Resident. The moth generally occurs singly, occasionally sparingly at mv light, in a wide range of habitats, the Downs and coast being especially favourable. Very local and irregular in appearance. Single and perhaps sometimes double-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to the second week of September, occasionally to late October. Larvae are associated with fleabane and ploughman's spikenard. (Pratt, 2011)

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Peacehaven Heights, 14 vii 2015 Photo: Tim Wilton

Oidaematophorus lithodactyla (Treitschke, 1833)

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